Some good advice from the NY Times about avoiding legacy lock-in. It simplifies down to:

  1. Buy your hardware from Apple
  2. Buy your media from Amazon
  3. Use Google for your services
  4. Bet on connectors like Dropbox or Evernote

It’s good advice and usually works for me. I’ve been buying movies and TV shows from Apple’s iTunes because it is so darn easy to share it between my Apple devices but, for example, I can’t watch iTunes movies on my PS4. But I can watch Amazon Instant Watch on everything.

Amazon com Amazon Instant Video Amazon Instant Video

Of course, I’ve also been doing a lot more “leasing” with music Rdio and and video from Netflix.