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May 9, 2005, 09:50 PM
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mainstreetmark
May 9, 2005, 11:58 PM
I never expected that to be a viable business ("industry" may be a stretch)

fixyourthinking
May 10, 2005, 07:06 AM
I never expected that to be a viable business ("industry" may be a stretch)

Bill Palmer is a the PT Barnum of the iPod aftermarket

He is his own hype and I doubt seriously this has earned him much more than the talk, he himself, generates.

His rants on his various websites (websites that just endlessly whore Google adsense ads) are non sensical and repetitive - offering nothing unique.

A Look At Bill from the Jackwhispers Blog (http://jackwhispers.blogspot.com/2005/04/billwhispers.html)

Sounds like I might have something personal against the guy - I've never met him, but could honestly say ... I wouldn't want to. Just seems like the weird guy in line at the movie theater that you overhear and that you'd be willing to get at the rear of the line just to avoid possibly having to sit beside him.

Kinda reminds me of this homestarrunner cartoon (http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail92.html)

zwilliams07
May 10, 2005, 08:37 AM
...that people will buy anything.

To me it sounds to be one of the dumbest services available, the whole point of iTunes is to make it mindnumblingly easy to put your music on your iPod.

Seriously, to pay someone to do something that you can do in a few clicks is ridiculous.

To get music from a CD to your iPod

1. Insert CD
2. Select songs and click Convert.
3. Click Update iPod.

fixyourthinking
May 10, 2005, 09:14 AM
...that people will buy anything.

To me it sounds to be one of the dumbest services available, the whole point of iTunes is to make it mindnumblingly easy to put your music on your iPod.

Seriously, to pay someone to do something that you can do in a few clicks is ridiculous.

To get music from a CD to your iPod

1. Insert CD
2. Select songs and click Convert.
3. Click Update iPod.

I agree with your comments ... I guess the catch is that all of that takes time - about 5 minutes per CD ... if you had a lot of CDs that could be a while ... but still not enough to justify this service.

Again, I would love for Bill to disclose some financials and market data for his LoadPod service. It has to be limited, especially seeing since hardly anyone would WANT to do it, factoring in the trustworthiness issue of giving someone $750 + of CDs and iPods. There's also competition believe it or not at ripdigital.com

I would presume that the only true revenue comes from his Google Ads for free ipods he whores on his websites.

zwilliams07
May 10, 2005, 09:30 AM
I would presume that the only true revenue comes from his Google Ads for free ipods he whores on his websites.

<cartman>sucka, sucka, free ipod</cartman>

The worst part is, somewhere, there are people that will actually use this service. I think the other other service that irritate me more is those blasted Video Professor CDs. Those things are nothing but tutorials on how not to question a monopoly's software, all it leaves people with is a gapping ignorance of how computers actually work.