Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Dunno why it is called nano

Apple - iPod nano

"Impossibly small" screams the marketing BS. Now, this ain't the smallest mp3 player or the one with the most features or even one with most features in that size package. Nice try Mr. Jobs. You should have called it Shuffle with display or Shuffle done right.

That said, I am sure that there are going to be a lot of suckers who will fall for this - fall into the cult, like the 1984 Super bowl ad that launched the original Mac and promised save people from existing cult of PC users.

I am sure the name will make my friend who does research in nanotechnology cringe. He feels people, corporations and media confuse miniaturization with nano technology. And, I am sure iPod nano will muddy the waters further.

BTW, what will the next, smaller version of iPod be called? How about... iPod dunno

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