It is hard not to notice all of the attention that Microsoft’s completely derivative Zune player has been receiving over the past week. It seems like every website I visit is Zune this and Zune that. To make matters worse, the Zune was even on Ellen this week, completely ruining my enjoyment of one of my favorite programs (I used to love Ellen, but now I am beginning to wonder about her).
Needless to say, DuroSport corporate is not happy about all of this Zune media coverage. Pütz came first, and has most of the same features and a better implementation of those features (detailed analysis to follow very soon). So, why is it that only the otherwise mediocre and iPod loving MacNN has mentioned the Pütz???
I suspect it may have something to do with the blogger junket that Microsoft sponsored earlier this month. Did you really think all of those music bloggers just suddenly decided to write about Zune on the same day? What are the chances of that happening? Somewhere between zero and none.
The worst part about all of this is that it has caused us to have so many extra meetings. Meetings that have nothing to do with finishing the great Pütz product. Meeting that take up so much extra time, when I’m already falling behind on my blogging and the MySpace!
Regardless, after all of these extra meetings we now have a plan. DuroSport Corporate has authorized me to make a special offer to bloggers. Here it is:
We would like to invite you to a special blogger day in Moldova for a free preview of our new Pütz technology. We are anxious to get your opinion and to have you write about our revolutionary product on your very own blogs. If you write for a music, technology, or entertainment blog and are interested in participating please contact me by email at AskPutz(at)PrismDuroSport.com. Explain who you are and why you would like to participate.
The fine print (that’s what Legal calls it). While the preview of our new technology is free we cannot provide transportation, accommodations, or meals. There will be no snacks either. Unlike some other companies we are taking great pains not to violate your journalistic integrity! This way we will ensure that you feel obligated to write whatever nice things you want to about the Pütz. We will also help you with your articles by providing free fact checking of your stories prior to publication.
There are a limited number of place available. Hurry and contact me today.
Hello Again DuroSports Fans,
I am me, Vladimir Concescu, Chief Product Engineer of the Prism DuroSport Company, and we are still pretty stunned about the stunning news about ripoffs of our music system naming idea from Microsoft.
As Nero pointed out earlier, we are Seattle Mariners fans. Especially me. I love the Ichi-rolls. Very tasty. I eat 3 or 4 per game. And I am very excited with the closing of the game guy. J!J! Putz! And we are all standing and cheering and the screaming!! I am teary in my eyes I am so happy to be discovering the baseball stadium fans. So unlike the Moldovan soccer team, which isn’t even qualifying for the World Cup qualifying rounds. It makes me fight the hard fighting for the name Pütz, and now am disillusioning. Very much.
So I’m asking you this, Bill Gates: Putz is having 25 saves this years. How many saves is Zune having??
The answer: ZERO! Zero saves for Zune. As a matter of fact, according to the Baseball site, Zune has never been playing in Baseball!
It is just one more reason people should choose Pütz over Zune.
I admit that I’ve been very focused on our Pütz project this summer. So much so that I haven’t had time to follow technology news to the degree that I normally might. I’m excited about this project because I know how great Pütz is going to be. Trust me, you’ve never seen anything like the new product line that the DuroSport company is putting together (and given our previous products that’s saying something).
So imagine my surprise when I received an e-mail from a friend with a link to something called the “Zune Insider Blog“. OK, so there’s another insider blog. I can handle that.
So, what is Zune?
Apparently it’s MICROSOFT’S NEW MUSIC PROJECT!!!!
It get’s worse. Take a look at the Zune logo.
Does it look at all familiar?
To make matters worse, after looking at this so called Zune Insider Blog, it appears that Zune has more than a little in common with Pütz! And they announced this all just days after we announced Pütz!!
I’m not sure if this is a case of corporate espionage, or what, but I’m certainly going to make a call to Legal – pronto!
I’ve seen far too many rumors floating around about Pütz new DRM scheme. I’ll try to set the record straight here without revealing too much. Yes, it’s true that Pütz will feature the debut of DT7, our next generation DRM technology. I can’t give you any details on how DT7 works, but I can confirm that DT7 will NOT be backwards compatible with DT6.
I’ve heard a few complaints from some whiners who are concerned that their old music won’t play on Pütz. Don’t worry, we’ve thought of that — of course (we’re not stupid – we’re the DuroSport company after all). There will be a conversion program that will assist in the transition. Pricing has not yet been set for the program or the per-track conversion fee.
I can also confirm that we probably WON’T be licensing DT7 to technology partners. First of all, doing so would create unnecessary competition with the Pütz Music Store (which is only a rumor at this point, but the competition would certainly be real), and secondly we just didn’t have very good working relationships with our DT6 partners. Frankly, they expected us to do a lot of the hard work, spend money on marketing, and assist them in building their businesses. That’s just not how a strategic partnership with DuroSport works. DuroSport spent a fortune developing the superior DT6 technology. If our partners can’t figure out how to build a profitable business around it that’s their problem.
Also, I just want note that we’re technically not eliminating DT6. We will continue to support that technology as long as there is a demand for it (or until our inventory of DT6 compliant devices runs out). If you want to waste your hard earned money on yesterday’s technology that’s your business.
That’s all for now. I’ve already said too much.
There’s been a lot of speculation about whether or not Pütz will be wireless. I can’t comment on any of the specific rumors, but I can tell you that Pütz will be far more advanced than the Prism DuroSport 6000, which had an optional wireless adapter. We certainly aren’t going backwards, so yes, it’s safe to say that Pütz will be wireless. It’s also possible that our new wireless adapter may run on batteries, effectively eliminating the need for the power cable. I can’t give any more details. I’ve already said too much as it is.