A Thanksgiving Turkey

Microsoft's Zune, that is. Andy Ihnatko's Chicago Sun-Times review is pretty much perfect. Don't write him off as an Apple cultist, however. He gives props to the PDDs that get it right.

"Companies such as Toshiba and Sandisk (with its wonderful Nano-like Sansa e200 series) compete effectively with the iPod by asking themselves, 'What are the things that users want and Apple refuses to provide?'

"Microsoft's colossal blunder was to knock the user out of that question and put the music industry in its place."

Ouch! "The Zune Planet orbits the music industry's Bizarro World, where users aren't allowed to do anything that isn't in the industry's direct interests." Double ouch!

Read the review: It's one for the ages.