Codepoetry on iPodlounge Sensationalism

Codepoetry on iPodlounge’s statistically useless “poll” regarding audio problems with new iPods. There may well exist audio defects on some fourth-generation iPods — that’s not the point. The point is that iPodlounge is claiming that their readers reported “42% of their 4G units have manifested an audio defect”, which would be shocking, if true — but which isn’t at all a valid conclusion from their self-selecting “poll”.

(For what it’s worth, the new 40 GB iPod I won in the MT plug-in contest has no audio problems at all.)

Sunday, 22 August 2004