From John Gruber’s Daring Fireball blog:
A very insightful look at the portable music player market and Apple’s stranglehold thereof. He’s right on all points, of course: as an iPod owner and user and general Apple evangelist in my geek life, I’ve heard many of the arguments against the iPod, and this pretty much takes care of all of them in many of the same ways I’ve thought the truth must lie.
Gruber is often extremely right and very keen in his analysis of Apple and their business, and I believe this is no less so.
I’ve always just said that anyone who rips on the iPod just wishes they had one.