Tech / Tunes links 9.7.07 – Would you like a rebate?

by Josh Kimball

*Apple will give you $100 if you bought a super expensive iPhone. Also: let’s take pictures of people making the walk of shame to get their credit! (Also: Apple wants to cut the price of TV show episodes from $2 to $1. There will presumably be no refunds for previously bought shows.)
*Bono writes Pavarotti’s obituary for The Sun. [XRRF] Also: the Bono dartboard.
*Musicians die earlier: A study from Liverpool John Moores University’s Centre for Public Health found that rockers are 2X to 3X more likely to die a premature death than the general population. [Future of Music]
*Led Zeppelin reuniting for a one-time gig. I always liked “Kashmir.”
*We’ve talked about context- and geo-specific media at the day job for a long time. Josh Rubin riffs on it vis-a-vis Starbucks and the iPhone. [PSFK]
*“Thunder Road” is the first comic book to be published exclusively to cellphone. [Slashphone]
*Cringely on Steve Jobs and the iPhone price cut: “It wasn’t an accident. It wasn’t a thoughtless mistake. It was a calculated and tightly scripted exercise in marketing and ego gratification.”