The day of the announcement of the Apple Watch, and I see plenty of people saying it's a fad and it won't ever take off. Personally I'm indifferent. I think they're cool, i don't really know if they'll take off; they might, or they could fail. Time will only tell. Of course I could just quote how people said the same about the iPhone, or the iPad, but lets go back even further in time. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=500 October 2001, the launch of the iPod. The product that has single handedly entirely revolutionized modern consumer mobile electronics as we know it today. The device that made Apple one of the most important American companies in history. How did MacRumors reply? (Some of my personal favorites) It's hard to read these and believe that these people were serious, but just as people are doing now with the Apple Watch, and what they did with the iPad and the iPhone, people did with the iPod when it launched. Everyone here has seen this thread, but it's still so shocking and jarring to see it today, even when you've seen it hundreds of times. Will we be looking back on threads about the Apple Watch with posts like this and think how crazy they were? Do we do that with the iPad? or iPhone? Will we do it with other Apple products? I don't mean any insult by this, I just thought it would be interesting to see what MacRumors originally thought of the first iPod in the wake of a new "revolutionary" product.