- Mar 8, 2008
I guess I must be. Heavens.hobbyman II said:you can't say that!!
are you insane?, the big bad internet troll will get you for sure :unsure:
By that logic, the Pandora's doomed too, surely? :lol: There's been plenty of internet-speak from folks out there to that effect, no? (Note to anyone reading: I'm joking.)when the Internet speaks (or in this case...laughs uncontrollably), then a product is doomed h34r:
And where do viral marketers who try to poison opinions for or against products come into that?
Regarding something with "less" functionality succeeding where "better" devices have failed: That's what happens when customers are overshot by "better" devices - for them, the "lesser" device may be the better one, because it may very well work better for them.they missed a metric ton of functionality on the Ipad, why should it succeed where better devices failed?
It's like, say, mobile telephones. I am overshot by all such devices on the market - and almost nobody wants to sell to me because they're too busy offering "better" functionality to folks who want that, whilst customers like myself just want a telephone. That "better" functionality is making a worse product for customers like me (and customers like myself are usually unheard in online discussions, as such things tend to be biased in favour of the desires of the aforementioned folks, which then leaves an untapped market who have priorities other than joining discussion forums to add their voice), so we don't buy these things. I do chuckle when I hear people say things like "Everybody has a mobile phone! Just tether it!", though (but that's really "the curse of knowledge" and is an entirely different discussion ).
The notion of making such things often tends to be sneered at as being for "stupid, technologically-illiterate old people" or suchlike by folks who would be undershot by such an item, as they haven't yet been overshot themselves and don't see why someone would want a phone-only-phone as opposed to a phone with blue teeth, cameras, internet access and so on and so forth (a similar thing is when there are claims that some things are "only bought by posers" and whatnot, without looking at why it is that some of these things sell multi-millions, or who is really buying them). In this example, a much simpler product will probably be released and be laughed at - but it may very well sell many millions. A simple example, but there you go. (None of the people in the example are "wrong", they just have different requirements and priorities.)
Again, I stress that I'm not saying that this will necessarily be the case with *this* device, though - I'm just explaining my thinking.
I'm just going to observe with interest, as I don't buy excuses like "People will just buy it because of the brand name". I'll be curious to see if people buy them, and their real reasons.no hope, bury it and pretend it never happened (like Lucas did with the star wars Christmas special)
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