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Old 10-05-2006, 03:55 AM
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"Initially we regarded the device with suspicion, then anticipation, and then white-hot desire based on what a machine with those specifications could accomplish - the wireless fi, the wider screen, a sharp UI, and the indubitable Xbox 360 integration. I've got an unobtrusive Samsung player, yeah, but it's just a little solid state munchkin with 256 embarrassing megs - it's not exactly hitting giant crabs for massive damage. You can plug some headphones into it and it will play music. It's never going to play anything but music, or be a Live Anywhere client, or whatever.  The screen on that Samsung is just large enough to see myself scowling in it. I mean, I do "get it." They're creating a new platform. And the 1.0 version of this platform isn't of interest to the discerning technophile, though we desperately wanted it to be.  And I have every faith that some upgrade with an innocuous filename will, in the future, reshape the very soul of the device. But I don't need to have the device in hand while they prepare this apotheosis. Nor do I let food scraps and animal carcasses pile up in the living room because they might one day become petroleum."

Ah, the Penny Arcade guys have done it again. They've channeled their creative juices into a killer comic that talks about the nerfed Wi-Fi. And if you're interested in a more verbose opinion, check out their blog post too. Enjoy. ;-)
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Old 10-05-2006, 05:32 PM
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Hah, this comic is right on the money. Most people are going to be excited about the Wifi until they hear how limited it is. Then they will most likely be saying WTF?!?
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