Xbox and the Gift that keeps on Giving

I have a Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming console, that I originally purchased for the occasional online game with far-flung friends. It continues to amaze me that a half-dozen of us from around the world, sporting goofy call-center operator style headphones, can chat and catch up while tossing virtual grenades at each other. The other aspect of Xbox that amazes me is that the device has evolved well beyond gaming. It can play movies, check the weather, suggest interesting songs and movies, and remains easy to use, with a fluid and intuitive interface.

Technology companies are constantly touting “partnerships” and “value-added content,” but this usually comes in the form of technical feature porn, or thinly-veiled advertisements for you to buy more, the worst offenders also appearing on a Microsoft product in the form of dozens of “crapware” applications that litter a new computer.

Where Microsoft gets it right with Xbox is that new features and capabilities are truly beneficial to the user. One gets the sense that the Xbox team is looking to make the product better for the end consumer, rather than add spec-sheet puffery, or squeeze another dime out of the consumer by loading the product with ads and junk. While most products lose utility and value over their lifespan, Xbox grows in utility with every software update. Does your product or service do the same?



  1. Anyway, she went back with the guy, I was heartbroken, and
    I was like, “I’m going to show you. Womenfolk, you will have to climb as good as you kin. A wise traveler back then always asked to look inside a cabin before renting.

  2. I am a coder and I have just thought of a unique internet dating web site.
    I’ll be attempting to find beta evaluators to browse and test it out.

    Do you wish to opt-in? Let us compensate you.

  3. I’m gone to say to my little brother, that he should also visit this website on regular basis to
    take updated from latest news.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: