creative quagmire

April 2, 2008 at 9:44 pm (news, tech) (, , , , , )

I guess this picture sums it all up.

ouch

In case, you don’t know what that thing is, it’s a Creative sound card not quite working too well anymore.

This is just an example of the backlash faced by Creative after accusing a driver modder of ‘infringing intellectual property’ when in fact the modded drivers had actually improved sound card performance on Vista. Granted, the guy shouldn’t have asked for donations in the first place but the way the Creative brass handled the matter was a big no-no.

On a personal note, I’m not exactly a big fan of Creative to begin with even though they are regarded as one of the more prominent ‘home-grown’ startups lauded by some others. In fact, I kind of think their name is a misnomer to begin with because I don’t see any sort of innovation shown in their products in recent times (Ipod interface anybody?), but that’s just my two cents worth.

WIRED has more info from the modder himself apparently.

Having said that, I’m still waiting to see how this plays out in the end.

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