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Thanks to Pete Cashmore for this great find. Here is Slashdot‘s view of the original iPod:
No wireless. Less space than a nomad. Lame.
Apparently “lame” sells well.
If you define “lame” as the slashdot crowd does, an mp3 player that doesn’t have much space compared to other players of the time and no new features qualifies. Considering they didn’t get a chance to play with the new interface and software that ended up differentiating the iPod (and the iPod ended up catching up on hard drive space), what they said is understandable. btw, why is wireless transfer still not a standard feature?
Some of the comments are even funnier. Like this one:
“Raise your hand if you have iTunes …
Raise your hand if you have a FireWire port …
Raise your hand if you have both …
Raise your hand if you have $400 to spend on a cute Apple device …
There is Apple’s market. Pretty slim, eh? I don’t see many sales in the future of iPod.”
Heh. It was more like $800 Canadian. And I still bought one… I just couldn’t… resist…
I recently gave it to a niece of mine. And I actually miss it. Although the mechanical scroll wheel was a bit of a pain.
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