But why would you want to go to the work of lugging around an external drive when you could easily do the same thing wirelessly with no extra devices (assuming similar transfer rates as well)? Also, this would be nice for mobile phones as the size of the content being stored and shared is constantly growing, and bluetooth becomes more and more obsolete because of its low transfer rates.
Beyond going online, isn't it possible Nintendo would know what serial number was on the wii that you suggest they ship to you?
Basically everything you ever wanted that everyone else has failed to provide at a reasonable cost...FOR FREE!
You don't exactly get suckered into buying a new one. They back them up to 3 years for red rings (which is what 99% of the failures are). That basically means unless you bought one of the really early ones, you're fine. That being said, if you did buy an early one, it's probably already failed so you're actually on a newer one now.
Your question might just be about a little ahead of its time. But it'll happen eventually.
Isn't 'micro' actually a reference to microcomputer?
Can someone explain how your rant is relevant to the topic being discussed?
I know this sounds crazy, but a lot of people, including myself, like iTunes. Even though I haven't bought any music from their store whatsoever, I still use it to play and organize my music. I hate it for it's bloat and sometimes crappy performance, but overall it does what I want it to. I like that when I get some new files, I can just import them into the library, and iTunes will automatically sort my folders and tag my music. I've started using Songbird more, which reads from my iTunes library, but for importing and organizing the library, it's iTunes all the way.
As a previous commenter noted, the people I mostly try to convince are the ones whose computers I am fixing. I can't tell you how many hours I've spent removing [insert name of spyware] toolbars that bring users computers to a screeching halt and bombard them with popups.
My guess is most people will still choose to use Internet Explorer, unless they already use Firefox/Chrome/Safari or whatever. People like what they're used to, even when it's crap. I try hard to convince people to stop using Internet Exploder but they always tell me they like it because it's what they know.