Monday, March 28, 2005

iPod Ad CopyCat




I'm a little late in posting this, but I haven't seen any other Mac site talk about it.

A common theme here at Jackwhispers is exposing copycats.

Here is a snap from an ad for Rooms To Go that is made to look like a music video. The ad doesn't show any furniture .. it only has voices in the background singing, "No No No No No No No"

It means, "No interest, No Down payment, No payments for 1 year" It really means Rooms To Go has, "No creativity, No dignity, and no furniture even worthy of showing in a TV ad"

I've been told that the iPod ad was inspired by camera experiments from the 70's ... I once saw this experiment on the internet, but can't seem to locate it.

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3 comments:

All pods lead to home said...

I had heard the Ipod was an idea based on a device an Apple techie who used to cycle around with a hard drive full of MP3’s and small power supply taped on to his bicycle...

fixyourthinking said...

cool ... I hadn't heard that. From what you're saying, they didn't base the iPod on the Creative Zen that used a notebook hard drive?

Anonymous said...

From what you're saying, they didn't base the iPod on the Creative Zen that used a notebook hard drive?

Huh? The Creative Nomad that preceeded the iPod used a desktop hard drive and looked like a CD-ROM drive. Zen came later. Compaq had a research project in the mid-to-late 90s that preceeded both, but used a desktop hard drive, I think.