[Ti] more speculation

mac2 mac2 at oryx.cc
Wed Dec 14 08:22:54 PST 2005


I agree with most of what you have to say, but I think that Chris made a really 
good point about the camcorder thing.

Whether it is called 1394/iLink/firewire, a goodly portion of the population has 
some type camcorder, and most camcorders that I run across is equipped with 

Jerry K

Ross Winn wrote:
> On 12/13/05, Chris Olson <chris.olson at astcomm.net> wrote:
>>Then at least put a PCMCIA slot in it so you can slide in a
>>card to add Firewire, etc..  Otherwise people will just buy a PC
>>laptop instead.  Even $499 PC laptops have a PC card slot.
>>My low-end ThinkPad z60t has Firewire 400 too, and it cost a
>>hell of a lot less than a PowerBook.  In fact, I paid less for it
>>than a 14" iBook.
> The PC Card is dead. It has been for a while. If you want to buy a
> substandard tool and get a crappy user experience, go ahead. I will
> continue to buy macs. SImilar arguments were made about the trackball,
> and a lot of other technologies.
> On 12/13/05, T.L. Miller <tlmiller at mac.com> wrote:
>>But don't a lot of consumers download from their camcorders via FW?
> Define "a lot". Doubtless many do, but is it that significant?
> I just think it is incredibly disingenuous for a mac user to resist
> change. We changed to the PowerPC, we changed to OS X, we change all
> the time.
> Embrace it.
> These guys are not making draconian decisions from the bottom of a
> well. They are spending a huge amount of money for market research and
> focus groups.
> Why does everyone insist that they know better than the people who
> talk to a lot more customers than we do.

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