John Markoff of the New York Times notes that the Hewlett-Packard and Apple strategic alliance offers more good news for Apple: the bundling of QuickTime and Rendezvous on HP machines. “The program, which allows for the playing of video clips on a PC, will be a standard feature of every HP computer. So will another Apple software technology, Rendezvous, which is an API designed to let the computer identify and create links to any printer, camera, music player or other digital device without complicated configuration procedures on the user’s part. Simply put, [Apple CEO] Jobs has managed to inject Apple’s DNA into the PC world, meaning that it will be increasingly easy for his company to offer PC users any kind of iPod-style device — whether for music or other media — the company may create in the future.”