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Top 10 overrated products...

by robstak / November 3, 2008 9:14 AM PST

PCW did a T10L in the latest issue, kinda interesting.

I'll post the matchups and you guess which is the overrated one, then click on the nested post for the answers...

Feel free to critique afterwards as well...

1. iPhone Touch Screen vs. Tmobile Sidekick QWERTY
2. Wii vs. PSP
3. Netbook vs. Ultaportable
4. iTunes vs. Slacker
5. Facebook vs. Multiply
6. iTouch vs. Zune
7. Google Apps vs. OpenOffice
8. Photoshop vs. Paint.Net
9. XP vs. Vista
10. Hulu etc vs. BluRay

-dr. karl

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by robstak / November 3, 2008 9:17 AM PST
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Optical media will be needed
by pasilei / November 4, 2008 3:08 AM PST

I don't understand why many people fail to see the obvious needs for developing optical media.

I'm expecting to see very soon 3D movies with the need for classes and after that full immersion 3D technology to emerge, where you appear to be *inside* the movie.
Those will need TB scale hologram optical storage (THDVD) and new players and new home theatre equipment and new entertainment immersion suits (EIS's), and...

The industry is there to stay and they need steady development path together with their media partners.

Downloads and streaming will always lag behind in terms of capacity.

-Pasi-

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thats the one i was most surprised about...
by robstak / November 4, 2008 10:23 AM PST

but you make a really good point! interesting...

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Convience matters more than capacity and quality
by Nicholas Buenk / November 4, 2008 4:02 PM PST

Or people would still be using LPs Wink
People want on demand and instant grification. You can already download HD movies, a 1080p movie will fit in about 8gb with h264. Fiber Internet will allow 1080p streaming.

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