updated 12:35 pm EST, Tue January 18, 2005
iPod shuffle to hit big?
Countering some of the negative remakrs by Apple's competitors, one technology columnist believes that Apple's new iPod Shuffle is "about to be the ." Detroit Free Press columnist Mike Wendland says that the shuffle feature will drive its popularity: "Now, critics contend that's a reverse psychology thing, aimed at covering up a big drawback in the Shuffle -- the lack of a display screen that lets you see and choose the songs you play. But the criticism doesn't take into consideration the way most people I know use personal music players. Shuffling is the way most of us like to play CDs. We like randomness. The lack of a display screen is a nonfactor, I believe. The Shuffle offers the simplicity and ease of use that Apple engineering is so justly famous for."