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Stogieman
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Oct 23, 2003, 10:00 PM
 
It was 2 years ago today that Steve Jobs unveiled iPod. I thought it would be nice to take a look back on the warm reception it received here on the MacNN forums.
Here are some threads I dug up regarding the iPod's introduction.

Sorry Apple, you got it wrong again.
Petition to Apple to lower the iPod's price. <-- Classic (featuring the infamous <wiggles>)
iPod=Another Cube disaster?

Of course not everyone had a doom and gloom opinion of the iPod.
Moki's take on the iPod

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Oct 23, 2003, 10:07 PM
 
Ahh, I love you, iPod.
     
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Oct 23, 2003, 10:18 PM
 
they're always so cute at 2.

i'm cuddling with mine right now. (could i get arrested for something like that? )

but admittedly.......i hated the ipod when it was first introduced.now....i don't know how i lived without one.
     
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Oct 23, 2003, 10:27 PM
 
woww that was fun...i wonder if wiggles is lurking on this board
     
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Oct 23, 2003, 10:30 PM
 
that thread was awesome.....

wiggles must have been cash's mentor.
     
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Oct 23, 2003, 11:07 PM
 
Its my birthday too oddly enough. And yes, I had the first gen 5GB iPod for my present as well after they were announced (convinced parents to get that instead of any other lame present they were thinking of).

23 years old and I feel like i'm 40. WTF?
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Oct 23, 2003, 11:08 PM
 
I threw a birthday party for my iPod, but when I gave it its soda, it started sparking and now it doesn't work. I think it's diabetic.

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Oct 23, 2003, 11:30 PM
 
Our 1st gen iPod is still going strong.

I got a chuckle out of those links, especially the one with Mr. Wiggles. I remember that thread!

And yes, that is my wife posting in it too, and giving Mr. Wiggles a good tongue-lashing, to boot! She didn't realize at that time that I already had the iPod on order as a present...

After having my nieces and nephew over this summer, I can't think of "Wiggles" without thinking of those gay Austrailan gentlemen who are a rung below Barney on the kids' music talent meter... (and by "gay", I mean Happy, of course! Whatever did you think I meant?)
     
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Oct 24, 2003, 02:37 AM
 
I wonder if the people who bashed the iPod then would like to stand up and defend / repent? Mac Guru? Cpt cangarooski?

I myself are getting my 40 GB iPod today (or really my girlfriend is, after MY insurance covered for the loss of HER 15 GB iPod, while I'm stuck with my original 20 GB iPod )

Anyways, we all know how the story went. iPod is #1! Go Apple

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Oct 24, 2003, 03:40 AM
 
Originally posted by - - e r i k - -:
I wonder if the people who bashed the iPod then would like to stand up and defend / repent? Mac Guru? Cpt cangarooski?

You?




Originally posted by - - e r i k - -:
How are you seeing where I'm getting at? How many new users will buy mac and then buy one? Will it sell more macs? Hardly. If this could sell to 0,1% of the total market, it would be a hit. Sadly it will only sell to max 1% of the mac-market, which doesn't count a lot.

Everyone probably wants one, but $400 for a walkman? Nah...

Truth is, there's even less a markets for this digital little pet than for the cube. And with the slowing economy too? Bad move...
     
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Oct 24, 2003, 03:43 AM
 
LOL! I repent, I repent!

Still, I didn't pay $400 for the 5 GB one. My collection was already a lot bigger than that then. I did for the 20 GB version though

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Oct 24, 2003, 03:50 AM
 
Originally posted by - - e r i k - -:
LOL! I repent, I repent!

Still, I didn't pay $400 for the 5 GB one. My collection was already a lot bigger than that then. I did for the 20 GB version though
Same here actually.

I loved the original iPod but just couldn't justify it at the time. Now I don't know what I ever did without one.
     
   
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