Originally posted by _ alliance _
thats a bogus stat. means nothing.
Well obviously it doesn't mean that 1/2 of US households are going to run out and buy a Mac b/c they want Garage Band. But what it does mean is that a hell of a lot of people play instruments in this country and have never really had an easy way to mix and record their stuff. Now they do.
For instance, I play the guitar. Not well. But hey, now I can plug into my Mac, add some background, add some loops, mix it together... cool! Then I can add it to my iMovies or my iPhoto slideshows that I just burned on iDVD. My movies, my pictures, my own personal soundtrack, all recorded on my own DVD... and all for $49.
If you pitch it that way, it isn't a tiny majority at all, it's a pitch aimed at millions and millions of potential customers.
Now, just b/c you don't play an instrument, that doesn't mean that no one does. When iMovie came out, I didn't have a DV camera, and when iPhoto came out, I didn't have a digital still camera. So clearly I wasn't jumping around excited about it, because I wasn't a part of the target market. Looks like they made a product that didn't target you. Get over it. There are lots of people that make music. Sorry you aren't one of us.