Longterm observation of human behaviour has led me to the conclusion that humans are by nature herd animals.
So by that criteria, the use, or non-use, of an ipod is generally a non-sequtier as far that the sheepishness of people is concerned.
Jeroen, I have to say, I'm not completely surprised that this is your opinion. My own observation has been that people are amazingly complex, and not easily reduced to a system of set behaviors: I've found bitter people who seem to have delicate souls, hateful people who seem to be very giving, and loving people who are willing to kill(in the name of love, of course).
If anything, it seems to me that the only thing we really know about human nature is that we don't know anything about it.
M [ June 16, 2006: Message edited by: Max Habibi ]
Longterm observation of human behaviour has led me to the conclusion that humans are by nature herd animals. The large amount of sheepish laughter that can be observed among humans further classifies them as sheep.
So are YOU not human? Do you consider yourself above use mere mortals? Shame really, I was always under the impression that no human-being is "above" another.
I like my ipod because it does lots of things that I like. It's THAT simple. It does other stuff I don't use, that doesn't bother me.
Don't classify me Jeroen you have NO knowledge of who I am.
Pounding at a thick stone wall won't move it, sometimes, you need to step back to see the way around.
Well, for father's day I got my own iPod nano. I guess all my pressure for her to buy me one and stealing my wife's all the time worked! Yippee!! and if I have to replace the battery in a year or 2 because I've used it so much, then it is worth the 59.99 Canadian dollars. All it means is that I've gotten good use out of it and I should either look to upgrade it or replace the battery without hesitation.
Like I said, the Sony "Psych" sat in the package for 3 weeks before I decided to upgrade to the iPod. The iPod didn't even get put on the ground before the container was opened, and by the end of the day it was full of music! Some things are just worth a bit more money if it means you'll use it more.