Saturday, April 03, 2010

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg? You need to shut up.

http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2010/04/02/microsoft-no-web-browser-on-the-xbox-360/#

“No, we really believe that the web browsing experience on TV is a poor one, and the real magic is to take those web experiences and optimise them for the living room. That’s what we did with Netflix. So, sure, you can go on the PS3 and go to Facebook and and try to navigate, but it’s an absolute nightmare.

No disrespect, there’s things I love about the PS3, but that’s not one of them. We want the online experience to be fun and optimised for the living room, and we’ll continue to add more applications to get more richness.”

Apparently Mr. Greenberg has never looked into his companies own products. Like say... http://www.webtv.com

2 comments:

Bkid said...

Wooow, WebTV. That name really brings back memories..Not particularly GOOD ones, but memories nonetheless.

Dan Smith said...

While I agree that there have been a some mishaps in Microsoft history like web/msnTV, Do make sure you recognize the separation between Microsoft and the windows operating system and tools and the Microsoft xbox team. These are two very different development companies and each works on their own level. The xbox guys had nothing to do with web tv. I personally agree that most console web browsing and applications (not counting netflix on ALL consoles which is an excellent experience.) are quite annoying, especially if you don't have a keyboard and pointing device. Surfing the web with an analog stick is not what I consider fun.

In other words, I agree that you pointed out webtv sucked, hahaha memories. But besides that your just barking here friend. Perhaps go tell the msntv guys that THEY suck, then think about what validity there is in Greenbergs statement. Hopefully it means the whole industry will work towards making what you can do better, not just letting you do more.