Originally Posted by Judgegavel
BTW, sorry your so sensitive about name calling, I really didn't think what I said would be offensive to anyone just their narrow views. The point was to create a heated debate which is exactly what I have accomplished.
Wait, aren't you supposed to create heated debate by arguing the facts rather than engaging in ad hominem attacks? Sorry, but I think that's seriously misusing the word debate. Try mudslinging.
On the actual subject, I don't think it's fair to discount video as a "different story." One of the major selling points of this device is having this great display that makes video truly watchable. As you've stated, video takes up a lot of room, which means storage is critical. The Touch just doesn't have enough space to truly make that gorgeous screen useful. Now, I think it is unfair for people to criticize Apple for not including enough space, because if they made this a hard drive device the same people would complain about thickness and battery life, and probably the speed of the OS as well. Truth is, flash technology is just not yet advanced enough to make our dream device possible. In a few years, largely due to Apple selling a ton of flash-based iPods, we'll see high-storage flash options that are cost effective and true convergence devices. For now, we have to live with technological constraints and appreciate devices for what they are, which in this case is a really nice portable browser and media player
but not, like the classic, a portable media center