Pastrami on WiFi
Did you know you can now download movies, music and games while you purchase your overpriced deli meals? Buried in this story about the launch of Yahoo's Music Unlimited is the announcement that Jerry's Famous Deli now provides wifi downloadables throughout their LA restaurants courtesy of OnAir technology. We don't know what they're charging for the service but we think it is pretty cool. We aren't always impressed with the quality of food at Jerry's but we always dig that they have working telephones at each booth. WiFi is the obvious upgrade to the free local phone service, right?
We're less impressed with Music Unlimited. We like that it is a cheap service, that they have a great library and all that but we're just not sure subscription service music is what people want. You have to pay for the tracks if you want to burn a CD and the downloads are windows media files meaning all us iPod users would need a different mp3 player (or employ some extra steps to convert files and possibly break DRM) to take our music with us. They also haven't made the service mac compatible.