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    What people were saying when it was announced

    Great just what the world needs, another freaking MP3 player. Go Steve! Where's the Newton?!

    gee! an mp3 player with a HD! how original! kinda reminds me of a JUKEBOX i once knew..

    All that hype for an MP3 player? Break-thru digital device? The Reality Distiortion Field™ is starting to warp Steve's mind if he thinks for one second that this thing is gonna take off.

    this really isn't that revolutionary of a product. I have a Nomad Jukebox with a 6gig hardrive and it only cost me $250. It works great and syncs fine with the computer and the transfer is relativley fast. I don't know what the big deal is. So...it works well with apple's software....big deal, anyone can do that. There is nothing there of interest. It's just a little but smaller, has a little better battery, and is $150 dollars more. Whatever.......this thing would be cool.....for $200.

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    I was also one of the haters. I thought it was ridiculously overpriced and thought it would fail big time.

    Now I own 3 iPods and use them every day.
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    • #3
      QUOTE(ort @ Nov 9 2005, 11:13 AM) Quoted post
      I was also one of the haters. I thought it was ridiculously overpriced and thought it would fail big time.[/b][/quote]
      I think only elitists use iPods.

      I love my nano. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

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      • #4
        Why isn't this flash-based?

        That was a classic comment.
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        • #5
          QUOTE(lasvegasreb @ Nov 9 2005, 11:18 AM) Quoted post
          Why isn't this flash-based?

          That was a classic comment.

          [/b][/quote]
          Are you speaking about the comment I made or something that's on the site I posted?

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          • #6
            How do I get the feeling that pgrote goes to digg.com on occasion.
            This Thread:
            http://www.digg.com/apple/Read_People_s_Fi...In_October_2001

            Another Thread: http://www.sportscartel.com/forum/in...howtopic=36757
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            • #7
              Oh yeah. Digg rocks.

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              • #8
                Question:

                Would the iPod have been as successful if it weren't for iTunes?

                Or...is it more about the iRevolt against the PC world?

                Or..was it a brilliantly marketed product?

                Or..was it just that great?

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                • #9
                  I loved it when I would read about the "Reality Distortion Field™" that Steve Jobs has when announcing products.

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                  • #10
                    I would say Apple made a good product, but a better marketing campaign. If you look around, at least from what I see, is that the people who had Macs when the iPod are those that are not necessarily using their computer for work (job). Meaning, college aged students. They didn't have to worry about compatibility issues with some workplace. Therefore, this age group is already more primed than most to adopt an Apple product.

                    Now, what Age group most likely has the most MP3s when the iPod came out? Once again, the college kids.

                    When the iPod came out, the Nomad Jukebox more durable, much cheaper and provided the same function. However, it wasn't "Different", the mainstream didn't know who Nomad was, and it was as stylish as the iPod. All of these factors fall into positives when your shopper is the college-aged kid.

                    Once the iPod got firmly in that Market, it became cool and hip, so they expanded. I am sorry, but I see no rational reason for buying an iPod Mini other than it was "Cute." If it were nano sized, that is another story, but the Mini was entirely style.

                    Once the iPod became hip, other age groups started buying them, older and younger. If someone had a Nomad, they are like "WTF is that".

                    Apple admitedly over the lifetime of the iPod technologically has surpassed its competition. However, the price, IMO, is inflated. And people buy it for style.
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                    • #11
                      IMO, the product is just that good...

                      When I got my first iPod, I had sex with it every night...

                      It was that good.

                      The latest one I have (iPod Photo) needs it's space, so the relationship is purely platonic.

                      But have no doubt, I still [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wub.gif[/img] it...

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