Reactions to the iPod Shuffle

Fans of my column on the iPod Shuffle’s marketing techniques will remember that I said the worst thing that the existing makers of flash music players could do was to abandon the market to Apple, moving upstream. Thankfully, they have not done that.

Instead they have decided to cut their prices and compete with Apple. I can’t say I’d want to be in this space now, competing with the Apple brand, but if they can truly equal them in price and capacity, things like the LCD display will finally make a difference.


  1. ali on April 5, 2005 at 3:22 am

    Plz convey my message to your karachi office in pakistan bcz sir i am reaaly in problem plz help me sir plz


    The Management


    Subject: Application for donate the computer (P-III or P-IV)

    Dear Sir,

    Most respectfully I beg to say that I am jobless last four or five months and I have a huge financial problem in my home but GOD give me a chance in a spape of job of URDU COMPOSING TYPING in my home computer and earning Rs.100 daily but in this job I need a complet one set of computer Pentium III or IV but unfortunately I have no computer in my home bcz I am poor man but Sir, if your organization is helping me in this regard, if you or your organization help me or please grant or donate me one complete set of computer so I will done this job and I will invest some money for my family and I and my family praying you and your organization on this great help of us.

    I have no money to purchase or pay the instalment of this complete becasue I am jobless last four or five months or I have four family members my father, mother and one younger brother. and we all are job less (my brother is recently doing job Salaray Rs.2500) so how I can pay this amount that is why I request you sir please help me on this regard.

    I hope you understand my problem and grant me one complete set of computer.

    Thanking you,

    Yours truly
    Ali Asghar