Originally posted by melgross
It makes you a punk when the first thing you can say being new here to or about someone you don't know is:
"Are you crazy?"
And the second is:
"just what I was tying to tell that idiot."
The smiley really doesn't make it go away.
There are better ways to respond if you're a professional. I hope that's over with.
I'm not disagreeing with your opinion. You are entitled to that, as are we all. I've had many years of experience in this business myself, and none of that matters.
I made an unusual type or error, that I don't normally make. Fine.
I simply find that the rumors sites over the years are wrong far more often then they are right, The WSJ is right far more often than it is wrong. I'm simply going by that.
Anything else we say is mere speculation which we all seem to enjoy. We have less than a week to go, then we'll see. My people at Apple are being very close lipped about this whole thing. The only time before they were so untalkative was when I asked about the WSJ Intel article. Usually they give me hints. Not this time.
I would like to see a video iPod though. My guess when the Nano came out was that they would take the Nano's wheel, and put a larger screen in. I still say that it might happen, but that's entirely my guess.
Ok, sorry 'bout the "idiot" remark. But not the 'crazy' thing, tho it wasn't meant as anything but "haven't you been paying attention to the market?"
Apple and all their employees have traditionally been close-lipped about future products - and while some employees have been known in the past to be a bit loose-lipped at times, Apple has really cracked down recently. This next announcement may be big - even if they announce the vPod, there has been some speculation (read this one as "wishful thinking"?) that there may be some new stuff in the computer lines that are getting long in the tooth.
If they really have some surprises, that would definitely explain things.
But did you read the article over on Insanely Great Mac (http://www.insanely-great.com/news.php?id=5356
) about the accidental release of an article by the BBC about a vPod? That has some whiff of possibility to it.
And, actually, I think it's interesting you describe the nano click wheel idea - that's exactly what I've read elsewhere that industry sources have described as a possible configuration, with the screen configuration being sideways to get the right ratio. That might make the small picture easier to see.
And as for the rumor sites being wrong, well, they ARE just rumor sites, after all, and being Mac fans like those of us who read them, I'm sure that they have bouts of wishful thinking just like the rest of us, and don't we all tend to believe things that seem to confirm our fondest hopes? I never heard them claim to be anything other than just someplace for all of us to hear the latest rumors - tho sometimes they do seem to have better sources, at least sometimes.
For me, I like to surf the different sites and pick up the hints where they fall. If I hear the same thing more than once, in different ways, over a period of time, like I've heard this vPod thing, well, it just seems to have a clearer ring to it.
Oh, and just because my profile says 'junior member doesn't mean I'm necessarily "new" - just that I only recently started actually posting.
Although I don't see how that matters to the validity of my remarks.
You might not like the tone I take - that's fine - I think your tone is a bit too superior - but opinions are like faces - everybody's got one, we all like showing them off, and most of us take considerable pleasure in fiddling with them from time to time, and rarely like actually changing them (but think others always need changing)!
(and, yes, I really AM sorry for the 'idiot' remark - that's not typical of me to do that.)