“The new Apple iPod Photo made me think of a funny button I bought long ago and that I’m saving for the right moment. It says, ‘My boss has no idea what I do for a living,'” Stephen Williams writes for New York Newsday. “Surely, Apple chief Steve Jobs has people who can tell him what the iPod does for a living, sources who’ll explain what makes the chrome-and- white audio player an icon: You can set it and forget it. Ignore it. The iPod will entertain you, serenade you and requires no attention till the battery punks out.”
Williams writes, “That’s one reason the iPod has a share of the digital audio player market that exceeds 90 percent, and why iPods of various flavors – the classic model, the Mini, the soon-to-arrive U2 version – sell up to 1million units per month. What I need now is for Jobs to explain why he thinks a 40- or 60-gigabyte iPod Photo – a device with more power than a lot of personal computers – needs to do slide shows as well as play music. Is this what America wants from an iPod?”
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MacDailyNews Take: People who want the photo features of iPod Photo will buy the iPod Photo – and not just Americans, either. People who want a 60 GB capacity iPod and/or want a color screen will buy an Apple iPod Photo. This article, ironically, reminds us of a funny button Stephen Williams bought long ago that says, ‘My boss has no idea what I do for a living.’ And Williams’ comment, “a 40- or 60-gigabyte iPod Photo [is] a device with more power than a lot of personal computers,” should remind us all that just because someone can type on a keyboard doesn’t mean they should be writing about technology.
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