I'm sure most of you have noticed by now that firewire support is no more. [Confirmed by clayj] What does that mean to us Mac users? Well the new iPods are inpractical for me, even though I own a 17" powerbook. Yes, at one time they didn't come with USB 2.0, meaning I'm stuck with old USB for transferring songs with the new iPods. That isn't as big of a problem with the nano, but with a 60 GB iPod, it's simply impossible. One implication for everyone, not just older mac users, is that one now cannot boot Mac OS from the iPod, since one cannot boot from USB external drives. It was rather nice to have a backup boot drive on my iPod in case of emergencies. I'm not sure why they dropped FW as it was a distinctive feature of the iPod, but they do what they have to do. Unfortunately, my next iPod won't be this generation of iPods. Bring back firewire!