Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Paul Thurrott's Internet Nexus: Little-known startup was behind iPod's easy-to-use interface
Paul Thurrott's Internet Nexus: Little-known startup was behind iPod's easy-to-use interface: "So... If PortalPlayer made the iPod hardware platform, and Pixo made the OS software, and Apple simply fine-tuned the Nomad UI that Creative had previously used, where exactly did Apple innovate in the iPod? Was it the high price? Or was it the marketing? When Microsoft innovates like that--by fine-tuning the work of others and selling it to a larger crowd--the company gets accused of not being truly innovative. However, I fully expect hundreds of people to come to Apple's defense simply because I'm pointing out how black the kettle is."