Best Fine Print Ever

Buried in the fine print footnotes on the page describing Apple’s new iPod shuffle, I noticed this:

2. Do not eat iPod shuffle.

The best part is, nothing on the page references a note number two. It just seems to have been stuck in there for grins, to amuse the four of us on the planet who are big enough geeks to actually read the fine print 🙂

UPDATE: OK, I’m an idiot, I found the reference. Check the caption on the image of the iPod shuffle next to a pack of gum:


Duhhh. Still funny, though.


Sandy Smith

January 12, 2005
8:57 am

So does this answer your concerns about dropping it in the Gym? Ready to join the cult yet? With a $500 headless Mac mini? 😉

Jason Lefkowitz

January 12, 2005
9:35 am

Yeah, something like this would be more appropriate for the gym than a $400 iPod would be.
To be honest, though, I don’t think the iPod Shuffle is anything particularly special. Solid state MP3 players in the $100 range are a dime a dozen; Apple’s offers more memory than most for the price, but on the other hand it lacks a screen and forces you to just play stuff and random. My Nomad II has 128MB, and that’s more than I ever need for the gym, so I’m not sure the tradeoff is worth it.
It would help if Apple would stop suing bloggers, too:

Paul Gallagher

January 16, 2005
8:18 pm

It’s a worry actually. The slump in share price that followed the “shuffle” release speaks volumes. Apple have released one -and only one- idea. A big mp3 player. The 40 GB was 1st. Then the 20GB. Then the mini (pretty colours), then the red/black U2 model and now the “shuffle” (which is a function all players have) so the 1st thing I did was scan the release notice for “it can also play in order”. Phew! Who wants an mp3 that cannot find the track you wish to hear. So they now push and push this idea of shuffle. Why not market a new car as “the reverse” – a dazzling concept that allows you to drive backwards.
Hoping we all have spare mice, keyboards and viewers led to the “desktopette” if I may be so bold. Yeah that’s not a bad one. Most serious users have spare hardware. Yet the strategy they decided upon years ago was to market goods that require you to “continually spend to ensure the items potential”. Eg; buy x then find out y and z at double the price each are needed if you want to use the other 9 of the 10 functions etc,etc.
I’m still to make up my mind on Apple. Now with Linux and the anti-Microsoft (even though Gates donates billions per year to charity) carry-on, I doubt I’ll invest in any Apple hardware beyond the iPod 20 or 40 GB.
Some focus on bringing the internet to all corners of the world in fully portable multi-functional hardware would be a breath of fresh air…
The Exercist.