The iPod is Stupid…or so they said….
Josh over at Church Marketing Sucks just linked to funniest and most amazing discussion thread I have seen in a long, long time. This thread from around 2001 when Apple unveiled the iPod and the discussion that insued. You have to go and read it. Its amazing. Here are a few of my favorites:
“hey – heres an idea Apple – rather than enter the world of gimmicks and toys, why dont you spend a little more time sorting out your pathetically expensive and crap server line up?”
“I still can’t believe this! All this hype for something so ridiculous! Who cares about an MP3 player? I want something new! I want them to think differently! Why oh why would they do this?! It’s so wrong! It’s so stupid”
“$400 for an Mp3 Player! I’d call it the Cube 2.0 as it wont sell, and be killed off in a short time…and it’s not really functional. Uuhh Steve, can I have a PDA now?”
“All that hype for an MP3 player? Break-thru digital device? The Reality Distortion Field™ is starting to warp Steve’s mind if he thinks for one second that this thing is gonna take off.”
Read the whole thing. And next time you are trying something that everyone says is nuts and stupid, just head back to this thread for a little encouragement.