Tuesday, 20 April 2004

Apple demos new high-quality video codec at NAB
This is the M$ achilles heel. The future is media convergence: the current internet will become as books are now - a comprehensive, yet slow method of absorbing and dispersing information. Peer to peer video will rule the media mindshare. The fact that Microsoft are so precious about this, attempting to hook Windows Media player into Windows, in the same way they did with Internet Explorer, is testament to that. IE won the browser war, and in doing so, established itself as the 'Internet OS' of choice. IE has set its own Internet browser standard, making the onus on developers *not* to use IE-proprietary standards.
This is the next major battleground...

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