Kirk Biglione, principal at Oxford Media Works, was tracking the Apple tablet / iPad way before other analysts. I believe he was one of the first to dub it “the unicorn,” a phrase that beautifully captures the inflated hopes and the actual promise attached to the thing.
Beyond unicorn watching, Biglione is also a digital rights management (DRM) historian who brings a clear-eyed perspective to this inflammatory topic. While others jump on soapboxes, he actually does the homework. Case in point: Biglione’s in-depth look at the music industry’s stormy history with DRM.
Biglione took a few minutes at TOC to discuss both topics with us.