[LINK] Respecting Jobs

kim holburn kim at holburn.net
Mon Oct 24 14:16:49 AEDT 2011

I think you've missed the point Fernando.

The point is not whether Apple products are the best technically or
any other way.  There were mp3 players before the iPod and there are
many now.  mp3 players from before the iPod were not so great for
non-IT people to use, probably not so great for anyone to use.  And
people voted with their wallets and didn't buy them.  The point is
that the iPod and associated environment changed everything.  Any mp3
players now will probably be better now in part because they are
copying much from the iPod.  The music industry had to adapt and had
to license it's software for download which it wasn't prepared to do
before.  Apple entering the mp3 player market, drastically changed the
market.  Whether you like iPods or you don't they did something that
no-one before had been able to do.

They are still the most popular mp3 players by a long way.  73% of the
market?  Think about that and ask yourself why.  Why aren't all those
other players popular?  The ones you say are so much better?  Why
don't they have market share?

How hard is it?

Disclaimer: I don't like mp3 players.

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 7:13 AM, Fernando Cassia <fcassia at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 17:06, Ivan Trundle <ivan at itrundle.com> wrote:
>> Firstly, the demonisation of users of Apple products is not only tiresome, but displays a weak argument.
> Do you own Apple stock?. Just asking.
> I didn´t demonize users of Apple products. I criticized (demonized, if
> you want) the hype surrounding its products.
> One can criticize ie Ford Motor co. advertising and brand image while
> not saying Ford buyers are morons.
> FC
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