A lot is being written here, here, and here about the new Zune ads that showcase Wes Moss, a certified Financial Planner outlining how filling your iPod with music (legitimately) will cost you $30,000 vs. the $19.95 all-you-can-eat Zune Pass with 10 included MP3 downloads per month. I fired up Zune this AM and discovered an Easter Egg of sorts: Zune Pass has programmed Playlists of the iTunes Top 100 downloaded songs, one-click away from downloading. And Amazon’s Top 100. And P2P networks Top 100. And Rhapsody’s Top 100. Interesting concept in an economy where thrift is the new normal. Isn’t that worth a 14-day free trial?
Disclaimer: As anyone who reads this blog knows, I’m a fan of Zune not because I work with the team, but because I like the product.