Thursday, August 25, 2011

Why I Read Comments on Blog Posts: Apple Edition

Today, I read an interesting post by Russ Roberts at Cafe Hayek about Steve Jobs and his work at Apple. Although the post is good, the discussion in the comments is especially good on this post. Case in point is this excerpt from a comment by Mark:
At that same time, Apple was written off for naught in the computer industry. Microsoft was declared the winner of the market. Aside from their personal computer business, Apple came up with the iPod. I remember walking through the student union building while in college at that time and seeing an ad for the iPod. I didnt get it. To me, one of the pleasures of buying a CD was being able to open up the insert, read it, and look at the artwork. I didnt understand the iPod because you cannot do that with digital music. But it was only two or three years after my initial rejection of this product when I first bought one and understood why it was revolutionary.
I agree. iDidn't get it either for a long while, but now I do. Don't just stop with Mark's comment. The whole comment thread is worth a read.

1 comment:

  1. Truly, there are a lot of informed and intelligent comments to be found on certain articles. Sometimes, it being an avenue for dialogue expands the article beyond what the author could have done without putting all of us to sleep.

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