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MacBytes
Oct 9, 2005, 08:52 PM
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nagromme
Oct 9, 2005, 09:49 PM
True--but I'm not sure I'd name the iPod as an example of the problem.

(But I forgive them, they name the Mac Mini as an example of the solution.)

winmacguy
Oct 9, 2005, 09:57 PM
True--but I'm not sure I'd name the iPod as an example of the problem.

(But I forgive them, they name the Mac Mini as an example of the solution.)
I was thinking the same thing myself regarding the iPod. Although I do know of a few "older" types who tale a bit longer working it out :rolleyes: ;)

macnulty
Oct 9, 2005, 10:43 PM
So if I understand the article correctly, it took the professors 20 years to establish that consumers sell themselves on new features whether they need them (or use) or not? Say it ain't so.

24C
Oct 10, 2005, 10:06 AM
"Using a TiVo or a Windows Media Center PC is a lot easier than programming a VCR."

This might have been the case with a VCR when it first came out, but nearly all new products that involve technology are a race to get out to market and so refine their user interface with time. Some companies are interface centric and spend a lot of time trying to get it right first time, others just don't bother and just offer a plethora of options.

IMO Apple tend to get it right first time, but some just don't...Sony TV/VCR remotes, Siemens & Motorola mobile phones spring to mind.