Originally Posted by Judgegavel
It surely seemed like it did, perhaps I, just like you misinterpreted what you read. Often happens on forums or on the internet in general. As for my number of posts, this is not the only forum on the internet if you would like to see my activity on other forums by all means PM me for details.
I think we've gone beyond any useful discussion on this. My point was that you were once again go for an ad hominem rather than debating.
[qupte]No "going blind" was what I call an exaggeration, I certainly did not mean you would actually (however future test might prove me wrong). But siting using my iPhone the other day for video I did get a headache after 1 hr of watching video and surfing the net (I was using my own, not just sampling a friends btw)[/quote]
I was joking. I guess it was, like you say, lost on the internet. As for your headache...I'm no doctor, but you may want to have your eyes checked if you're getting lots of headaches with it. Seriously, that can be a symptom of being farsighted.
If you personally really enjoy watching video on a 3.5" screen, good for you, but personally I really don't enjoy watching anything on a screen smaller than 30", and only do it out of necessity.
Again, I'm looking at it from a mobile perspective, you're looking at it from a home entertainment perspective. I really enjoy it as a mobile viewing platform. I think it's the perfect size for that use. Of course I'd rather be at home watching my 40" LCD, who wouldn't? But on buses, planes, in bed (I don't have a TV in my bedroom), it's great.
Excellent, but I would still say you are on the high end of most people (I guess your friends even more so), but even so with 7GBs of music would your really need something larger than 16GB's
I'd like to see some statistics on this before we blindly assume that 7gb is at the high end. Don't ask me to find them, you're the one who's claiming it so you have to back it up with a warrant, not me. There's debate for you. Also, yes, I do need something larger to carry my video collection around so I can a) watch it on that nice screen and b) play it on larger screens.
Right and as you pointed out the Touch is a really great player, so who do you think they are marketing it for. My point is that most people do not need all that memory (for those pack-rats [gasp] that do they make the classic) and I hardly think the analogy of the 16GB (or 8GB even) being like having a porsche with only a 1 gallon gas tank is a valid one.
Yes in a perfect world we would have a 80 or even 160GB iPod touch, but unfortunately we dont, so lets stop all the whining 16GB or 8gb even is fine if well managed for most people.
Again, you need to understand where these people are coming from. There are very valid uses for large hard drives, and just because someone can use more than 16 gigs doesn't make them a packrat. People like music, people have lots of music, people want to take it with them. Again, the media center vs. player thing that you have yet to respond to. On your last point, I agree that it's a bad analogy and people shouldn't complain, but not because there's no reason to have lots of space.