Eliot Van Buskirk is a very brave man. Last week The Guardian suggested that there might be other manufacturers out there who one day could come up with a better MP3 player than the Apple iPod. Over 100 outraged Macsters e-mailed to say how wrong the paper’s views were.
Writing for CNet Eliot has gone one better and suggested Five Reasons Not to Buy an iPod. Click here to read his excellent feature.
Although like The Guardian he concludes that the iPod is still way clear of the pack he writes he has been overwhelmed by e-mails from Mac users.
It’ll be interesting to see if Sony’s forthcoming hard disk video player is Mac-compatible. If it is and proves to a better product than the Video iPod (which given Sony’s heritage it could well be) will Mac owners who have bought Apple computers because their number one criteria is quality (ie Macs are generally superior to their Windows based rivals), rush out to buy it? Or will brand loyalty mean they buy the Apple device. Just a thought…