ROFL of the Day: "WMA is an open standard"

Summary:Richard Branson may know a thing or two about flying airplanes, balloons, taking commercial flights into space, and being in the record industry, but his company Virgin Electronics has a bit of a warped sense of reality when it comes to technology standards.

Richard Branson may know a thing or two about flying airplanes, balloons, taking commercial flights into space, and being in the record industry, but his company Virgin Electronics has a bit of a warped sense of reality when it comes to technology standards. According to a news story regarding Virgin's launch of a portable digital music player that costs as much as an Apple iPod Mini with 20 percent more space (room for about 200 more songs), the company chose to support Microsoft's Windows Media Audio (WMA) format because it's an open standard. No. It's not April 1.

Topics: Apple

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