“Apples’ [sic] iPod Minis [sic] started shipping this week, and Apple announced that it has received more than 100,000 preorders for the small, colorful, and overly expensive (at $250 a pop) devices. That may seem like a decent number, but consider the following: When Apple announced its first-generation iBook product line in 1999, the company received more than 125,000 preorders, and those machines cost over $1000 more per unit than the iPod Mini [sic]. We don’t mind paying for quality, but $250 is just too much scratch for what is essentially a tiny 4GB hard disk,” Paul Thurrott and Keith Furman report for Connected Home Media.
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MacDailyNews Take: Paul Thurrott, the tech scribbler fraternity’s court jester, has become a major comedy act in print. Now, it seems, he’s dragged the never-before-mentioned-on-MDN Keith Furman into the act. We’ll keep an eye on Keith now, too. Paul’s airplane glue must be dripping into his PC, onto its Pentium hotplate, and the resulting fumes blowing out of his PC’s cheap fan directly into his face. Please, Paul, never stop writing this type of crap – it’s just too funny!