Microsoft kills off the Zune

Software giant Microsoft has finally decided to bury the Norwegian Blue of entertainment software.

A customer enters a IT shop.

Mr. Praline: ‘Ello, I wish to register a complaint.

(The owner does not respond.)

Mr. Praline: ‘Ello, Miss?

Owner: What do you mean “miss”?

Mr. Praline: I’m sorry, I have a cold. I wish to make a complaint!

Owner: We’re closin’ for lunch.

Mr. Praline: Never mind that, my lad. I wish to complain about this MP3 player what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.

Owner: Oh yes, the, uh, Microsoft Zune…What’s,uh…What’s wrong with it?

Mr. Praline: I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it, my lad. Its dead, that’s what’s wrong with it!

Owner: No, no, ‘e’s uh,…its resting.

Mr. Praline: Look, matey, I know a dead entertainment experience when I see one, and I’m looking at one right now.

Owner: No no he’s not dead, he’s, he’s restin’! Remarkable player, the Microsoft Zune, idn’it, ay? Looks much better than the iPod.

Mr. Praline: The looks don’t enter into it. It’s stone dead. Microsoft are not supporting it, it is redundant technology. It is GOING nowhere.

Owner: Nononono, no, no! Microsoft is just resting the technology for a bit.

Mr. Praline: Um…now look…now look, mate, I’ve definitely ‘ad enough of this. That Zune is definitely deceased, and when I purchased it not ‘alf an hour, you assured me that its total lack of apps and development was due to it bein’ tired and shagged out following a prolonged demonstration by Steve Ballmer.

Owner: Well, he’s…he’s, ah…probably pining for the days when Redmond was the king of all things computer related.

Mr. Praline: PININ’ for the Days of Redmond’s glory?!?!?!? What kind of talk is that? Microsoft pull support for it the moment I got home.

Owner: The Zune does not need support. Remarkable player id’nit, squire? Lovely interface!

Mr. Praline: I want a replacement!!!

Owner: Fair enough squire.

(pops around the back returns a bit later)

Owner: I had a look out the back and we have not really got a replacement.

Mr Praline: I see, I see, I get the picture.

Owner: I have got a Ventura

Mr Praline: Does it play music and digital content?

Owner: I dunno Microsoft has not told me yet.

Mr Praline: Right that will do.