View Full Version : MacRumors thread from 2001 about original iPod posted on MacWorld...hilarious

Oct 25, 2009, 10:13 PM
I was just reading a MacWorld post on the anniversary of the iPod where they had compiled a list of quotes about the October 23, 2001 announcement. One of the links they posted was to a thread from the MacRumors forum. It's really fun to look back and see the initial reactions (many negative) to what would eventually prove to be Apple's greatest move ever. I wonder how many of the nay-sayers from that thread are still around here today :)


Oct 26, 2009, 07:41 AM
"I WANT MAH NEWTON!!111!1!!!!"

Yeah, great find, man! This is hilarious :p

Oct 26, 2009, 07:49 AM

Just goes to show you Apple knew what people wanted before most of the people knew.

If any of those posters are still around, I''l bet they changed their usernames.

However, you see the same level of rants today (I want my BluRay, headless iMac, love/hate the new Magic Mouse, etc.).

Oct 26, 2009, 09:43 AM
It reminds me a lot of the quote attributed to Henry Ford that says "If I'd asked people what they wanted, they'd have said 'faster horses.'" Most people just want what they already have but "better." Just look at the comparisons to the bulky, CD player-sized Nomad in that original post. It's ridiculous to think of someone carrying one of those around these days, but it's what people were touting as superior at the time.