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December 25, 2003

By David Pogue

O-HO-HOME electronics!

It's Christmas Day, and you know what that means. All the good little boys and girls woke up this morning to find digital cameras, DVD burners and BlackBerries under the tree.

And all the bad little boys and girls got spam.

But enough about consumers. You've probably heard quite enough about them this season already - how much they're buying, what they're buying, how many are buying online.

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What about the people at the other end of all those transactions? What did the technology industry's designers, manufacturers and vendors find under their corporate trees this morning? That's the much more delicious scene to ponder.

If only you could break through Santa's firewall and hack into his list. What would it say?

Probably something like this.

Naughty

RealAudio - the world's most mercenary, obnoxious, relentlessly tacky software. At this moment, its icon is blinking in my system tray, popping up to say: "YOUR PLAYER IS OUT OF DATE. UPDATE NOW FREE."

Free? Sure, who doesn't like free?

But when you click the notice, it takes you to a Web site where you're asked to pay $10 a month for a subscription version.

What part of "free" don't they understand?

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Shareware authors. They're out there writing free or cheap programs that fill in the gaps, pave over the potholes and add turbo to the charge of computers and palmtops. They're the spice of high-tech life.

Naughty

Palm and any other company that packages products in hard, clear vacuum-formed plastic designed to hang on hooks in retail stores. You can't tear the stuff, you can't cut it, you can't stab it. In fact, nothing short of a chain saw will open these things, but you don't find that out until you've ruined two pairs of scissors and bent your best steak knife. It's shrink-wrap for Superman.

NICE

Apple, which seems to put as much effort into designing the packaging as it does designing what's inside of it.

NAUGHTY

Cellphone companies. For rounding calls up to the nearest minute, for billing each call from the instant you press Send, for not giving automatic credit for calls dropped because of bad reception, for resetting the two-year contract when you try to adjust your billing plan, for collecting an F.C.C. line charge that does not in fact go to the F.C.C. and - most suspicious of all - for sneaking in a contract clause that says you agree never to join a class-action lawsuit.

NICE

Vonage, the best-known purveyor of phone-calls-over-the-Internet software. This mighty mite of a company has inspired the megalithic "real" phone companies to jostle for room on the voice-over-Internet bandwagon. Competition is good. Change is good. Saving money is good.

NAUGHTY

Talking E-Mail System for Dummies and any other hardware-software kits that require you to type in a serial number during installation.

Note to manufacturer: If your product includes a hardware piece, you can pretty much skip the copy protection. Last time I checked, file-swapping Web sites like Kazaa weren't teeming with illegally uploaded pieces of equipment.

NICE

Microsoft, Adobe, Macromedia and anyone else whose type-in-the-serial-number routine at least saves you the effort of having to click inside each little box before typing the next clump of numbers. When you fill up the first box, the insertion point jumps automatically to the next one, ready for the next digits.

NAUGHTY

Rebate scammers. Lured by the promise of a hefty rebate, you buy a high-tech product. You set up shop like an after-school arts-and-crafts class, clipping bar codes, carefully taping the receipt, filling out the form.

You resign yourself to the fact that you can't give this item as a gift. ("Hey honey, how come there's a little square cut out of the box?") You accept that you won't be able to return anything else you bought in that store, because you've just mailed away your original copy of the receipt.

Months pass. You never get anything in return except high blood pressure.

NICE

Circuit City and its no-hassle return policy. You don't even need your receipt. And why should you? The store's computer remembers what you bought, just as it should.

NAUGHTY

The Recording Industry Association of America, for suing 12-year-old honor students, 86-year-old grandmothers and other improbable music-sharing suspects. The association certainly has a point: it's not fair to download music without paying for it. But it has a lot to learn in the public relations department. It is conducting its campaign with all the grace of the Hulk before coffee.

NICE
Steve Jobs, who solely on the force of personality, persuasion and logic somehow talked the record companies into permitting him to build a $1-a-song, no-subscription music-downloading service.

Of course, it was wildly successful. Of course, it's now the standard format for legal download sites. Of course, everyone from Dell to Wal-Mart is now scrambling to copy the idea.

NAUGHTY

Hollywood, for pressuring the Federal Communications Commission to take away consumers' right to record high-definition TV broadcasts.

NICE

The F.C.C., for refusing. The "broadcast flag" ultimately approved by the commission (a signal embedded in the broadcast) lets you make your own high-definition recordings, just as you can with regular TV. You just can't distribute them online, which is perfectly fair.

NAUGHTY

Computer magazines that fill each issue with those infuriating blow-in subscription cards that fall out all over your carpet.

The ridiculous part is blowing these cards into magazines going out to people who already subscribe. Hello? Earth to publisher?

NICE

PC World, a magazine that's unafraid to bite the hand that feeds it, month after month. In February it cited several high-profile mail-order companies (and PC World advertisers) for bait-and-switch tactics and price gouging. In December, its "Best and Worst Manufacturers" reliability chart gave poor ratings to several of its advertisers. And PC World can be so critical of Microsoft, there's actually a monthly column about bugs in Windows.

NAUGHTY

Spammers. Talk about coal in the stocking! And also the legislators who passed the recent, watered-down federal anti-spam bill. Not only does the law override tougher state laws like California's, but it also won't make a dent in the flood of junk mail. (If we can't find the miserable cretins now, what makes Congress think we'll be able to track them down once the law is in place?)

NICE

Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo, which - with no immediately apparent profit motive - are collaborating on creative technological solutions to the spam problem.

NAUGHTY

Hewlett-Packard, Philips and Sony, for introducing an utterly superfluous recordable DVD format called DVD+RW, one that's incompatible with the DVD-RW format that the DVD Forum (a consortium of 230 manufacturers) had already approved.

In the resulting chaos, thousands of consumers routinely buy the wrong recorders or the wrong discs to put into them. The only thing more bewildering is the dual-format recorders sold by Sony in an attempt to profit from the very confusion Sony helped to sow in the first place.

NICE

The cable industry, for working in concert to invent the Cable Card. It's a little plastic card that stores all the details of your cable service - and, if you can believe it, eliminates the need for a cable box because it can be inserted directly into a TV. (The Cable Card will make its debut in mid-2004.)

But eliminating one set-top box, a separate remote control and a lot of clutter is only Cable Card's warm-up act. The more exciting effect is the innovative hybrid products that will emerge as the Cable Card gains traction. Already Panasonic sells TV sets, and Motorola is readying TiVo-like recorders that have Cable Card slots built right in.

New ideas? Less clutter? That's a nice prospect indeed.

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