It seems a little weird to link to a link, but excerpting can show a lot about an article, and the final bit is incredible:
Apple would be ignoring trends seen in its own earnings report if it refused to offer a device in the netbook category. In Wednesday’s earnings call, Apple announced it sold a record number of iPods in the quarter: 22.7 million. With iPods priced no higher than $400, it’s clear the netbook price range is attractive to consumers.
Apple sells a lot of copies of iWork, so maybe they should make a $79 netbook, too.
Gruber nails it here — an iPod is a whole different story from a netbook, it’s ridiculous to compare them; by that logic, every consumer product should be priced the same. I hear potatoes are cheap.