USA Today’s Kevin Maney says that Apple CEO Steve Jobs is making the same mistakes with the iPod that he made with the Mac 20 years ago. “Jobs has done for digital music what he once did for personal computing: He’s made it appealing to non-techies,” writes Maney. “Once again, his design sets the pace. No device is as good as the iPod; no software solution works better than iTunes. But like the Mac of 1985, it’s a closed system. Other than open-source MP3 files, only music downloaded through iTunes will play on iPods, and iTunes music won’t play on any portable device except an iPod. Apple refuses to license the technology to third parties. Instead of setting a standard for all, Apple wants to own it all. When Microsoft behaves that way, everybody screams antitrust.”