Remains of the Day: Don't change the channel
The reason you won’t find Warner Bros. TV shows on the Apple TV? It’s not about money, it's about idealism. (Of course, that idealism is fueled by money.) Then there’s a journalism student who has a bone to pick with Steve Jobs and Microsoft says its next project will be huger—that’s a word, right?—than the iPad. Nothing, however, is as huge as the remainders for September 17, 2010.
Warner Bros. exec dislikes Apple’s 99-cent TV plan (Associated Press)
Of course, the confusion may have stemmed from the fact that Meyer reputedly missed the part about Apple selling episodes: “Selling TVs for just 99 cents? Ridiculous! We’d be out of business.”
One journalism student was fed up being stonewalled by Apple PR on a school project, so she took it to the big dog: Steve Jobs himself. Steve politely apologized and directed Apple PR to quickly and completely answer all her questions. Oh wait, that was in an alternate universe.
Microsoft says the sales of its forthcoming motion-sensing gaming system, the Kinect, will make the iPad’s numbers pale in comparison. Good thing Microsoft’s not a company prone to the oversell.