posted on 2007/09/12 10:02
Thing is, see, how many units did Palm ship, over a decade and a half (crumbs, that's scary)?
And now many iPods have Apple shipped?
Now, let's compare those numbers and ask, well, gee does the world even want an awesome PDA? Or does it just want a decent music player?
gah, community. Repeat after me:
APPLE DOES NOT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THE PDA MARKET
PDAs ARE USED BY VERY BORING PEOPLE
I own several, for instance.
I note you don't even claim to use them.
Mostly I make them unusable within 6 months by installing 300 bits of useful-looking software, till they're too slow to use.
Having said that, I've been trying to get a scratchbox to write N800 software set up on my mac for a few days now.
It's making my brane hurt. I mean, seriously, developing for the iPhone, a closed platform that you can't install apps on, and so needs hacking into, looks easier than this.
Funny you should mention the N800.
We want so badly for the iPod touch to be a Nokia N800.
I love my N800. But it's a shit music player.
Oh, and every time I plug the USB into my Mac, it hangs the finder so hard I have to bounce the machine, and corrupts the SD card. Which is sub-optimal.
We hate you all. Yes, especially you. Sod off and DIE