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May 22nd 2006 4:16PM #46 - Hey, I liked my cargo pants...

Besides that...
I think that the iPod is a superior product to the SanDisk one because they have had it all right from the start. Let's see what normally happens when you buy one. First, you go home and install iTunes, like the guide tells you to, using the provided installation CDs. Then, you start up iTunes and plug in your iPod. It automatically sets it up for you and then asks you what you would like your iPod's name to be. After this, you can buy songs from the built-in music store or rip CDs you already own onto iTunes for you to play on your iPod. Simple. If you need anything else, you can call up apple or look on the internet for aid - there is an upside to the most popular player.
Now, with something that uses WMP for example, the process is not so simple. You download and install the latest version of WMP. Then you plug in your player. You hope that WMP picks it up, if not, then you have a spot of trouble ahead. When (and if) it finally finds the device, you then have to manually select each song to go onto the playlist you want to be put on your player. No autoselect or anything like iTunes has. After this, you synchronise, which takes FOREVER because you are using flash memory, not a hard disk. Then you find out that the WMP and your player are, after all, not so compatible and something goes wrong. You can't find any help on the internet because it is minor, and the company's tech support isn't as helpful.

iDo, and iThink that apple has it right. Besdies, calling me a sheep or a chimp or whatever the hell you want just convinces me that SanDisk has not got the maturity level to really produce a good player. To make a viral marketing campaign, you aren't supposed to convey that expression. Or have a crappy site. Alas, you did both.