Friday, July 09, 2004

iPod Nation

It seems that wherever I go in New York City, about one in every 4-5 people is wearing an ipod. Yes I ocassionally see people carrying Rio Karmas and iRiver Flash MP3 players, etc. But the iPod and its little brother, the iPod Mini, are beocming ubiquitous.

To me this signifies several things:
- Apple has reinvented itself, and is much-better poised to control the post-pc era of computerized consumer electronics
- The pure cachet and snob appeal of the iPod mini far outweighs the fact that it is a 'bad value'
- New Yorkers really like a) Their music b) to drown out street and subway noise and c) to be fashionable.

I am curious how the Airport Express will sell? I think I need to go warwalking around town again :)

Of course, I don't have the $300 to spend on an iPod, (nor the $250 on the mini) but I did buy two albums through theiTunes Music Store so that I might have a slim chance of winning an iPod.

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