Well it is pretty obvious that Microsoft did not get Podcasting support built into Windows Media Player 11 and all I can say is that they obviously blew it. I have been debating what to say for a few days. My summation is not fit to print, what I really don’t understand is how they could have been so stupid.
They had a opportunity with Windows Media Player 11 to get in the game, I can guarantee that their inaction will slow the growth of podcasting in a big way. But it makes sense Podcasting does not make them any money, if I were a betting man I bet MTV had something to say in the process and likely killed any podcasting integration as it would have made the URGE network a lesser value.
They obviously do not support citizen media nor do they respect those of us that are on the Windows platform and those that have MP3 players that don’t have the Apple logo on them. One thing for sure is that Steve Jobs understands the power of the medium and have made the integration a priority.
We are approaching 1 year of Podcast integration into iTunes and yet to this date Microsoft is so completely and utterly out of the game that there actions will assure that the iPod and the Apple line gain market share within this community.
The e-mail that i have gotten from listeners and podcasters are agonizing to read, because they are all disgusted and pissed of with the Windows Media Player team. It’s time for Microsoft to allow those people at Microsoft that understand this medium to break out and make some things happen.
What’s the solution well I am not sure firing anyone would help because they move at the speed of a snail. At this very moment in time all I can say is Microsoft and especially the Windows Media Player team you Suck!