Ed Driscoll

"Keep Your Grubby Mitts Off My Hard Drive"

Over at TCS, Glenn Reynolds has harsh words for Amazon’s new online video service:

So, in summary, to be allowed the privilege of purchasing a video that I can’t burn to DVD and can’t watch on my iPod, I have to allow a program to hijack my start-up and force me to login to uninstall it? No way. Sorry, Amazon.

[CNET reviewer Tom Merritt’s] advice to Amazon: “Try again.”

Talk about Not Ready For Primetime Players.

Update: Jeff Jarvis has equally harsh words for “The National Broadband (ugh) Company“, NBC’s foray into, well, broadband: