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Old Sep 10th, 2005, 04:14 AM   #31
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Apple has put together (what I would say) is one of the best marketing ploys of all time. But, did it correctly. ...

Apple Stores - ... ..)

Branding - ...

Commercials - ...

Quality - ...

Integration - ...

All in all.. Apple has spent a LOT of time and money on their brand. Getting it out in the public eye is only the first step in getting things rolling. Keeping a supply of Innovative, Sexy, Fun and Quality hardware and software is what keeps them ahead of their game. Making people want to "Buy" again. Apple is great at this.. and FWIW, I hope they are for a long time.
Vexel, I found this an excellent analysis of the secret to Apple's success.
Thanks for putting in to words what I've always felt since discovering/switching to Apple.
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Old Sep 10th, 2005, 08:30 AM   #32
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I'm curious how the new version of Connect can be a rip off of iTunes 5?
Eh?!

How about a rip-off of iTunes 1, then? This new software of Sony's looks exactly like the laytout of iTunes. Period. Not just iTunes 5.
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Eh?!

How about a rip-off of iTunes 1, then? This new software of Sony's looks exactly like the laytout of iTunes. Period. Not just iTunes 5.
Perception is often deceiving. To many http://www.graphiccare.ca/ was not a rip-off of another site. http://www.ehmac.ca/showpost.php?p=219442&postcount=16

The dichotomy of perception and reality is often blurred due to lack of certain analytical skills . Please note that this does not imply stupidity, it can be a lack of knowledge or many other factors.

The fact that the makers of GraphicCare continue to use stolen creative work is echoed in the boldness of Sony echoing a well know interface. Many will not complain or care because it has no direct influence on them.

Interesting, no?

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Old Sep 10th, 2005, 09:49 PM   #34
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Interesting, no?
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An honest answer, we need more of this and less platitudes.

I am a long time lurker. I find most experiences interesting.
Please to meet you Mr. Macaholic.

And a very apt moniker, works well with my point about honesty and less banalities.
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Apple's gonna kick the ass of XP Media Center. As said before, the Airport B/S could use A/V streaming to stream TV contents to the computer and vice-versa. Anyway, that's one great topic!
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Apple's gonna kick the ass of XP Media Center. As said before, the Airport B/S could use A/V streaming to stream TV contents to the computer and vice-versa. Anyway, that's one great topic!
Agreed ... sales figures are proving that the Media Centre concept has not caught on ...

There was a speech given at NAB earlier this year that I listened to which had a very interesting observation that almost no one tried to get content that they have downloaded to their computer to their TV ... why? ... because it is just a very painful process.

I can't wait to see what Apple comes up with in this arena ...
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As said before, the Airport B/S could use A/V streaming to stream TV contents to the computer and vice-versa.
Technically, there's a way to go in this regard. The Airport Base Station isn't near the streaming power which is required for that kind of flow. We've seen it in the express, lots of people got a product called Airfoil (www.rogueamoeba.com) expecting to be able to watch DVD player with it. The lag which is created between processing the stream and sending it over wireless is just too much... about 2 or 3 seconds.. which in a movie coincidentally is a liftime.

Unfortunately, unless Apple finds a new way to stream it wirelessly, it can't be done as it sits right now. If it were, it would have been implemented long ago.
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An honest answer, we need more of this and less platitudes.
Actually, in the broader context of life, you are correct that "many will not complain or care because it has no direct influence on them". The fact that Sony ripped off iTunes matters little in the context of life, as does the fervent frothing of us fanboiz about anything Apple.

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And a very apt moniker, works well with my point about honesty and less banalities.
And that moniker is why some unimportant things such as the topic of this thread get blown into some kind of "news event". Sad thing is, there are 37 replies to it Seems I'm not the ONLY Macaholic around here.

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Likewise. You're new here, and I've been lurking about your replies over the past few days, myself. Let me give you a piece of (free!) advice: be mindful of dispensing too much pompous wisdom lest thou be prompted to heal thyself. M'kay?
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A puking emocon, how drole...

Works well with the image of self-imposed ignorance you also posted (head up ass shot).
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