Wednesday, May 02, 2007 by Dave Winer.
It's been said before, elsewhere -- but this is ridiculous. They're asking for my life history. I just want to put some podcasts on the device and talk a walk and try it out. For example, they want my phone number and birth date, both are required fields. Geeeeez. I lied, like everyone else.
It shows up on the desktop, but when I click the icon, it launches the marketplace user interface, which lets me buy music from their store. But of course I already have music. Seems they should make it a bit more obvious how to copy my tunes onto the device.
Fumbling around, I believe it's possible to synch up a podcast downloaded from the web with my Zune device, but everything I try results in it playing the MP3 on my desktop instead of copying it to my Zune.
In this blurry picture of a Zune, look at the top of the screen, you'll see a list of menu options. I can't figure out how to get the cursor to go up there. Any ideas.
Michael Gartenberg on the Zune UI (and a comment on Parallels).
Kevin Tofel explains how synching works on the Zune.