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Sunday, September 11, 2005

iPOD Nano

Whatever. Fine. You want to bring out the Nano for those who subscribe to the tenet that "smaller is better."

What about those of us who are perfectly content with the Mini?

I'm very frustrated that Apple has totally removed the Mini from the market and replaced it with the Nano.


I wonder if there is some crusade to this effect out there that I could join?


At 12:15 AM, Anonymous Inquisitor said...

Seems like the smaller they get and the less music they hold, the more
heftier the price, just due to size. Correlates with Humanity progressing and getting more stupid with each and every ‘forward’ step.

What people tend to forget is that the purpose of a music player is to hold
as much music that one would like it to hold as opposed to making it as small so that one can carry it around. We already reached the optimal size with the walkman of the late 70s. Pockets haven’t gotten any bigger since and portables haven't gotten any heavier. Thus, downsizing such players at the expense of digital space when pocket space is not compromised and muscular strain is not realised is, well, telling of the cogitational state of the market.

In this sense, the new Ipod might be argued to be most aptly suffixed in the term , 'NANO', which, and perhaps as an inside joke amongst those profitting from its sale, simultaneously serves as pun referring to its size and that of the cranial contents of the target market.


p.s. you should include a counter counting the cost of war in terms of human lives. Perhaps a counter to also indicated how many lives have been lost due to U.S. policies.

At 2:36 AM, Anonymous íçë said...

... I'd like to see a counter showing the cost of the war in ipods. lol

Sony's Network Walkman is probably what spurred Apple to create the Nanopod. I don't think it is a bad thing - but it does suck when something you really like is taken off the market due to evolution, er, I mean intelligent design.

That said, I don't have an ipod ... hell, I don't even have a cell phone ... !! ... what's wrong with me !!!

At 12:46 PM, Blogger banana said...

i dont care that the nano is out there for those who prefer it. i just don't like them. i think that it will be easier to lose, and easier to break, also.

i also think that the way Apple has gone about all of this is a perfect example of corporations preying on the stupidity of the consumer.

they come out and tell you that this product is so awesome that they're removing a comparable product from the marketplace, meanwhile, jacking up the price of the new product by $50....all in time for xmas shopping no less.

At 12:47 PM, Blogger banana said...

inquisitor, i will look into the counters for human lives lost...better yet, would be a counter to include all the babies being born with cancers and horrible birth defects due to the moms being exposed to depleted uranium from American DU munitions. i think that's an excellent idea.

At 12:53 PM, Blogger banana said...

ice, i don't think there is anything wrong with you. i only have a cell phone for emergencies. i very rarely use it... i have thousands of rollover minutes. i wonder if i can donate them to hurricane Katrina victims?

i bought the ipod for school, to listen to educational CDs, but i find that i'm listening to music more than the educational stuff!

At 1:15 PM, Anonymous íçë said...

I don't think Apple is a particularly evil company.

I have a manufacturing background and I can tell you that good companies who make quality products are few and far between. They never grow huge like those selling cheap stuff, so:

1. They can only support a limited number of products at one time (manufacturing equipment is expensive. They will not have enough customers for both products to justify paying for a new manufacturing line for the new product)

2. R&D and re-tooling of manufacturing equipment is expensive. That's why all new products are more expensive at first ($50 per unit probably does not cover the start up expenses, but it helps)

As for xmas ... ??!! ... Banana ! Its September !!! We are not through mourning the death of summer yet !

At 1:33 PM, Blogger banana said...

well then...maybe they should just get rid of the 2GB option for all of their products....

and while they're at it...get rid of that razor phone idea...i hear it's bombed before it was ever launched.

i just don't understand how they can do away with the mini.

i dont understand why they feel so dictated by competitors, only one of which had a player that was smaller than the mini.

heck the mini was out for only a year wasn't it? and now it's gone?

i just think it's ridiculous.

xmas? yea sure! in a couple of weeks we will be bombarded with the advertisements for stuff for xmas.

i don't have a manufacturing background, but I do have a consumer background, and I say...if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

the mini was the #1 selling player in the world and now it's gone. that says enough that theire competitors weren't affecting them.

even Bill Gates has conceded that he can't compete with Apple's dominance in the MP3 player world.

At 1:49 PM, Anonymous íçë said...

Well, I sympathize with your plight. Like I said, I get frustrated when something I really like is taken off the market ...

But smaller means less power usage. I just bought a new laptop with Centrino low power technology and widescreen. I used to have a 16" regular screen and I did not want to buy a widescreen or lower power technology (with less computing power) but now, I have to say I really like both those aspects of it.

Smaller, lower power is probably a good thing ... Los Angeles just blacked out an hour ago (probably spurred on by the 10% natural gas production taken out by Katrina, (ng is used extensively to generate electricity).

At 3:24 PM, Blogger banana said...

it would be better if they would have added some new features on there that weren't on the ipod, besides that silly "lock" feature. like, downloading PODCASTS/songs directly from the ipod.

i'm sticking with my mini, until they impress me with something better.

most mini owners that i know are doing the same.

i dont think it's going to be that great of a success among current ipod owners. i think the only sales they get will be people who have never owned an ipod before.


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