Microsoft's War on Workouts

This is why I buy all my fitness videos on VHS. 

Yesterday in a "sunset announcement," Microsoft informed consumers that purchases made through its Xbox Fitness service, which offers workout videos from the likes of Jillian Michaels and P90X, weren't exactly purchases after all. As part of the company's decision to scale back its support for the service, it offered users the following information:


So not only is Microsoft choosing not to produce or sell additional content—a choice it is, of course, free to make—it has decided that in a year, all the content its customers have "purchased" will disappear. This is just the latest in a long list of decisions that reflect a lack of respect for the property interests and reasonable expectations of customers.

Jane Fonda never would have pulled a stunt like this.