I’m getting pretty sick of hearing “MP3 Player” 5 times every commercial break.
At one point will people stop calling them MP3 players and start calling them “Music Players” or “Digital Music Players” or something else? Anything at all? Most players manufacturers don’t even want you to use MP3s, they want to be used with AAC or WMA. Of course I realize that MP3 is the catchy term (for some reason) that the public is familiar with, but really when will it stop? The tech community really needs to thing of a new catchy term that can be used for all of them that isn’t tied to a file type that everyone still supports but no one wants you to use.
Steve Jobs is doing and suing everyone and everything he can to protect the term “iPod” from this fate, so thats out. Lets call them…ok, I don’t know what to call them. But some marketing firm needs to get on this; maybe that same team that made up “WiFi”. That term means exactly dick and the public eats it up. We need something like that for MP3 Players.
Of course, none of this will help with the annoyance for this holiday season, but next year it might.