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Words that will be eaten at some future date [Jan. 19th, 2005|09:50 am]
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Dell's Rollins dismisses iPod as a 'fad'

The screwiest thing he says: ""Well, those things that become fads rage, and then they drop off. When I was growing up there was a product made by Sony called the Sony Walkman--a rage, everyone had to have one. Well, you don't hear about the Walkman anymore."

Yeah you don't hear it because it is ubiquitous, and nearly everyone on earth owns one. It's also being replaced by portable audio players, like the iPod.
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[User Picture]From: marmoset
2005-01-19 10:42 am (UTC)
You also have to know a little more history for context. It's instructive if one realizes that Dell's music player was supposed to be a threat to the iPod, that some even thought it was going to take over as the #1 player thanks to Dell's market muscle.

Also, Dell executives have a really storied history of providing "locker room material" for Apple fans:

http://www.techweb.com/wire/news/1997/10/1006sybase.html
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