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Apple's cheeky marketing can also serve as a distraction from an examination of the features that are sometimes lacking in their products. Turning a bug into a feature as it were. The whole shuffle thing is a cover for their choice not to include a navigation screen in the product. They have successfully distracted you from talking about that with a simple and short lived maneuver of a footnote. Still interesting though.

Hi Peter,

Thanks for your comment. I see your point, but I think it misses the point of what an Apple product is about how their approach differs from most "mainstream" efforts.

It's not about features. It's about have an interesting point of view that's compelling to users, and then building the product that fits the vision. From that perspective, NOT having the screen is the entire point of the iPod Shuffle. It's about being the extreme low mass, small footprint, low cost player.

Anyhow, that's my point of view. I'm just glad to hear your thinking! Welcome to metacool!



This reminds me of Office 95 (I think, it's so long ago now) when the second tip-of-the-day was 'Don't run with scissors'.

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