Originally posted by user23rather insulting & over the top.
I'm inclined to agree with Wings. Generally speaking, I can't imagine what the hell I'd do with Wireless in a portable "iPod Killer" - unless it was to stream music from Point A to Point B in my house. I'm sure not going to be surfing for new tunes on my Zune's micro-screen at some wireless hot spot "out in the world" & I can't see a lot of other people doing that either. Maybe MS has some amazing new way of "doing" music & wireless that none of us can conceive of, right?
I also wonder, what does the Wireless feature do to the size-factor of the Zune? Seems like it'd increase the size. Already the Zune is sounding larger/heavier than the iPod.
user23, sometimes even the most brilliant people make insane statements.. here is a sample
1927 Who the hell wants to hear actors talk? (H M Warner of Warner Brothers)
1927 The modern computer hovers between the obsolescent and the nonexistent. (Sydney Brenner)
1939 The problem with television is that the people must sit and keep their eyes glued on a screen: the average American family hasn't time for it. (The New York Times)
1943 I think there is a world market for maybe five computers. (?Thomas Watson of IBM)
1946 [Television] won't be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months. People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night. (Darryl F Zanuck)
1949 It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in 5 years. (John von Neumann)
1954 Why would you want more than one machine language? (John von Neumann)
1957 I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year. (Editor of business books for Prentice Hall)
1968 What the hell is [a microprocessor] good for? (Robert Lloyd of IBM's Advanced Computing Systems Division)
1977 There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home. (Ken Olson of Digital Equipment)
1984 The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a mouse. There is no evidence that people want to use these things. (John Dvorak)
1986 UNIX is dead, but no one bothered to claim the body. (John Dvorak)
1988 Computer viruses are an urban myth. (Peter Norton)
1994 I see little commercial potential for the Internet for at least ten years. (Bill Gates)
1995 I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse. (Robert Metcalfe)
1998 Folks, the Mac platform is through - totally. (John Dvorak)
And now, added to the list
Generally speaking, I can't imagine what the hell I'd do with Wireless in a portable "iPod Killer" (user23, in appleinsider forum 7/25/2006).