: Happened in on the Steve Jobs keynote just as he introduced the iPod mini: 4gigs of memory… 1,000 songs… half-inch-thick… size of a business card… comes in colors (silver, gold, blue, pink, green)… $249.
It’s a clever positioning, putting the customer between a rock and a hard place. Hmmm. I can buy a flash player for $199 and get 256megs of memory to play 60 songs or I can spend another $50 and get this. And once I’ve made that leap, well, what the hell, another $50 and I get a real iPod for $299 and they just increased its drive from 10gigs to 15gigs.
I wish I could buy music and put it on my phone. I can’t. So I’ll proabably buy the mini. (And maybe that will work with that @)$&@#^#%^$&#&@#^ Audible.)