Will Neil Young’s Pono Keep the (almost) Free World Rockin’?

Carol Spieckerman comments on today’s Retail Wire discussion: Neil Young evokes Steve Jobs, plans to take on Apple's iPod.

Initial reviews from aficionados will determine whether Pono has the potential to make it big, but I don't think that's the end game for Mr. Young. This is a long-tail play from a musical genius and audiophile who no doubt knows many others who share his tastes and frustrations with current formats. That said, if the technology does build a better bridge between vinyl and digital, Apple, Google, Samsung and the like would be wise to license it rather than attempting to recreate Mr. Young's masterwork.

Check out the article and discussion on Retail Wire.