Xbox vs. WebTV Beauty Contest

from the next-chapter... dept

A couple of weeks ago we posted a chapter from a new book about the Xbox that talked about the battle to get the box built. Now, Salon is publishing yet another chapter of the same book talking about the beauty contest that was held at Microsoft between the Xbox and WebTV – to determine what Microsoft’s strategy in the living room would be. Would it be a move downward from the PC, or upward from a set top box? Reading this is even more interesting when looked at with the context of today’s announced reorganization of Microsoft’s interactive TV division. I wonder if anyone else is going to publish other chapters from the book. So, far both chapters of Opening the Xbox, make it sound quite interesting. I’ll have to add it to my reading list.

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