Linked by David Adams on Wed 6th Oct 2010 16:51 UTC
Apple Let me tell you, when what you teach and develop every day has the title "Innovation" attached to it, you reach a point where you tire of hearing about Apple. Without question, nearly everyone believes the equation Apple = Innovation is a fundamental truth--akin to the second law of thermodynamics, Boyle's Law, or Moore's Law. But ask these same people if they understand exactly how Apple comes up with their ideas and what approach the company uses to develop blockbuster products--whether it is a fluky phenomenon or based on a repeatable set of governing principles--and you mostly get a dumbfounded stare. This response is what frustrates me most, because people worship what they don't understand.
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RE[5]: What about the ipod?
by nt_jerkface on Wed 6th Oct 2010 21:44 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: What about the ipod?"
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Were you born in 2003? "The early iPods" worked only on a Mac over firewire (infinitely faster and more reliable than USB1) and there was no iTunes store, no DRM, no AAC.

Early ipods as in early generations.

Uh, no. The iPod synced as soon as you plugged it in. It was the only player, anywhere, that did this.

You mean it syncs after installing itunes and only from the pc to the ipod. Going the other way is still a problem:

But congrats one being the first person I have ever met to have rosey view on the early ipods. Everyone else I have met has complained about all the DRM limitations and reliability issues.

I owned a number of MP3 players before the iPod came out

Well you must not have owned a Creative Nomad because they could sync before itunes was released.

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RE[6]: What about the ipod?
by VManOfMana on Thu 7th Oct 2010 00:34 in reply to "RE[5]: What about the ipod?"
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I don't get it. How more "older generation" do you want to go to the very first generation that didn't sync to PCs and had no DRM at all?

You want to think of the 2005 market as if it was the same as the 2001 market? By the fifth generation, the iPod already was an unstoppable force.

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