Advertising it any other way would limit their market. In the same way thatMatt_B wrote:Whatever gave you that idea? There's certainly nothing on their website that gives that impression and their tag line is "Easy to learn, work and play".
"A Mars a day helps you work, rest and play." not just work.
Agreed, they are selling well, but I wonder how many will still be in use in a year's time when people realise that editing their home movies and organising their holiday snaps on it is a nightmare.Matt_B wrote:Certainly, if they were aiming at the business market they've missed it by a million miles. However, that's not stopped them from selling like the proverbial hot cakes to the home market.
I remember the mobile phone market doing the exact same thing.
Big phones that worked but needed a portable battery
Smaller phones with better batteries
Cheaper phones that home users could afford
Smaller and smaller handsets that people found trendy
Larger phones with more functionality and better technology
Laptops are going the same way I think. This christmas is going to be huge for the webtops with tons of students getting them for christmas, then once reality hits and people find them limiting they will want their big screens and DVD Drives back.