Return of the Jedi
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Nothing wrong with having offerings available for different key segments of the marketplace. Although a typical Fortune 500 EVP and typical K8 student both need computers, the appropriate hardware is likely to be very different.
You can have a north star for each of these segments, and one might be a $300 PC. They’d still achieve what you wrote in this circumstance.
It seems to me that some people genuinely intended to use these designs but were overruled at some point before production by a more powerful entity. Perhaps the Caretaker. See the July article linked in the first line of this blog.
It’s not like they don’t have these 3D designs, my guess is there are technical costs that the power that be does not want to incur in the OS; especially given that it seems like half the point of Windows 11 is to pare technical debt back.
But mini fridges of this microsize (could you even put any legit compressor behind that thing?) and pop culture signage are the very definition of "temporary" why would anyone expect an Xbox Fridge to actually do anything other than use for temporary period for the cool effect of having friends over?
Would many (most) people even want to put a compressor fridge in their their living rooms where many game? It’s noisy, it switches off/on, it rejects lots of heat. A real fridge of any size, for your kitchen is made by you know, Frigidaire or Whirlpool. I would expect the product information to show that this is an occasional use device. And this tech is the right solution for what it does
I was going to say something along these lines; that perhaps, Sony is just ahead of Microsoft in exploiting the cross over potential of the Gaming IP (afterall Microsoft has been known to under invest in this area in the past). I mean, it is easy to assume as @RyHerbs appears to have done that these are just organic events, but most often there are people working really hard in the background if it involves things that make money.
Nothing messy about it, it’s a search service. I see something similar on my TV right now. You want a movie? Search and they will show you all the different Movie Stores that have it, Amazon, Netflix, Fandango, YouTube etc. Unless the interface is poorly designed for that purpose, there is nothing wrong with it that I see. The consumer may have different relationships with different stores, the prices might be different, etc.
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If they made any such deal it would have been in discovery on the lawsuit because Apple lawyers went over Microsoft with a fine tooth comb, so this is nonsense.