i’M a new iPod user and i love the way it works. The interface is simple and the implementation of podcasting is excellent but for the life of me i can’t understand why there has been no implementation of rss feeds (subscription) for iPhoto. Perhaps this is imminent?
Apple seem to think that people’s preoccupation will be looking at their own photos on their iPod. i don’t think so. What’s the big deal about that? i’Ve already seen my own photos. They were on my camera then on my computer; really i’M bored with them already.
This is exactly what happened with the development of the photo sharing juggernaut flickr incidentally. Eric Costello says he’d envisaged flickr as a tool for sharing photos with the family but it really took off when photographers started showing off their work more publicly. He points out that this allowed people to feel part of a community. Here’s the full interview. A digression: flickr have put together a “best of” selection of photos and it’s wonderful. it’s called interestingness.
Where the iPhoto has the potential to get REALLY interesting is allowing people to subscribe to other people’s photos. You can do this on the web of course when you subscribe to the web site of someone who publishes photos.
But when you view photos on the iPod you can still be listening to music so people will be matching music to their slide shows. it’s a nice way of listening to music. is the screen big enough for porn, one of my friends asked me when we were discussing this. i wouldn’t know.