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Geek love

Sunday, March 25, 2007 by Dave Winer.

A picture named ipod.jpgSometimes people fall in love with geek toys for reasons they can't express. Permalink to this paragraph

It could be that they love iPod because it's a hard drive that you can put massive quantities of free music on and take with you everywhere. It may have nothing to do with the cool UI (which I don't think is really all that cool). Permalink to this paragraph

And Apple TV may be fun for geeks who have never had a computer hooked up to a HD TV, while its fatal flaw is --> no BitTorrent content, no Netflix content, just what Apple says you should have. Permalink to this paragraph

It may solve the "problem" with the iPod that was really core to why people loved the iPod. Permalink to this paragraph

That's just a theory, I don't have an Apple TV, but I do have a Mac Mini connected to my TV and on the net and I think that's the coolest toy ever, even after almost six months.  Permalink to this paragraph

PS: I wrote this as a series of Twitter tweets.  Permalink to this paragraph

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