What’s In Your iPod?

Can you believe it’s been over a decade since Apple revealed their first iPod to the masses? Hard to imagine it was that long ago, isn’t it? The very first iPod was introduced to us in 2001, and it cost a pretty penny at $399. It was the hot “have-to-have” item of the year and the desire to have the latest and greatest MP3 player continued through the years as they introduced the Mini, the Nano and the Shuffle (among others).

We’ve got to admit, we kinda miss mixed tapes. You know…. audio cassettes. Sometimes they required a pencil and some serious skill to salvage, but it was worth it. From there, we moved onto CDs. And remember the cases? We had one attached to our sun visor and another giant case with an industrial zipper closure (to keep them all intact) under the passenger seat with over 200 albums. What was a car ride without music? You couldn’t reply solely on the radio. You had to have a backup.

But now, the transportation of music has completely evolved and it can travel with you anywhere in the world while fitting comfortably in your pocket. Don’t get us started on Playlists, either. You can create them from iTunes or from your iPod directly. And the Shuffle feature? Sheer brilliance! This awesome option allows you to locate all the albums you used to love but forgot about when the next best hit came alone. If you haven’t tried “shuffle” for awhile, do it now. We’re confident you’ll find a hidden gem in there that will bring a smile to your face.

While we’re on the subject of music,  check out The Redemption of Marvin Fuster by Patrick Sean Lee below:

“String theory. Ahh! I have a love of music, myself. Had I not gotten involved in politics, I believe I might have taken up the violin seriously, or perhaps the cello. Have you ever been to the symphony, Mr. Fuster?” The governor beamed; a chord deep inside him began to resonate, and a soft breeze rustled across his face and into his heart, as though nature itself was beginning to conspire against him in order to obliterate his initial assessment of Marvin’s stature in his world. This man of the streets had a love for music, and that raised him immeasurably in the eyes of Richard Harris. Perhaps he would allow him to stay for an hour or two so that they could discuss Tchaikovsky and Massenet.
“No, I believe you are referring to a different type of string, sir. Though I do not pretend to know a great deal about the subject yet, the string this book refers to is a quantum matter, altogether on a different plane than music…though I do like certain types of Bluegrass, and folk music,” Marvin corrected him.

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