If you want something done right, you've got to do it yourself. That's the tack Apple Computer has long taken, controlling both the hardware and software of nearly everything it makes.
Microsoft, meanwhile, has taken the approach that it can do the software, and if enough others are doing hardware, someone (or many someones) will get it right.
That approach has certainly paid off with Windows, but hasn't yet produced a winner in the portable music player business, and Apple CEO Steve Jobs suggests that it's not likely to do so.
"The problem is, the … Read more