I have to give credit to the creator of IPODMYPHOTO.COM for 3 things:
1) Entreprenurial spirit
2) Great website design and idea
3) Providing me with an editorial topic in an other wise VERY slow week
Tomorrow, in this BLOG, I will give a little background history to the Apple iPod ad and show how even it may be a copy of prior art. I will also use the tutorial that I linked to in the story to create my own iPod ad and give a timed result.
I believe this wouldn't have been so bad if the price was $5 or if the creator had designed an applescript for Photoshop or even a full blown program, but $20 is just robbery. You can be a novice in photoshop and do this in less than 20 minutes.
Here is a comparison of fonts to use in the iPod ad, if you decide to create one yourself. From a Google search, it seems Applw uses the Myriad font in the iPod silhouette ads.
Update: Comments in the BLOG seem to think by just changing an existing iPod ad I must be missing the point.
It took me 9 minutes and now I know a few things, another picture would probably take much less time.
I took a picture from this story on Yahoo News:
Update: A new website with an innovative idea that SHOULD be marketed - based on this same concept