The San Diego Tribune has published a look at the iPod platform that includes some glowing words for Appleis MP3 player. The piece is part look at Appleis newest iPod Mini, and part review of the authoris own 20 GB iPod. In that segment of the article, Suzanne Choney says that the iPod is "in many ways, the iPod is the epitome of what good technology should be: easy to use and awfully fun." From the article:
But the iPod is in a class by itself. Not only is the device inspired, the software it uses makes it easy to add and update music. In many ways, the iPod is the epitome of what good technology should be: easy to use and awfully fun.
It is also one of the most personal gadgets in the personal-technology universe.
Forget spreadsheets here! We donit need no stinkini spreadsheets! To heck with e-mail. Bah, humbug to boring desktop calendars.
Weire talking music here! Who doesnit like music?
And while iPods may look alike, each holds a key to its owneris personality.
In a country replete with strip malls, tract houses and big-box retailers, the iPod represents individuality. No two iPod owners will have the same music on their devices.
Being able to carry your entire music collection on this one device, no matter where you go, makes 12-CD players in cars seem very 20th century.
The author goes on to mention that she had trouble with her iPod at first, and discusses the recent battery controversy, as well. You can read more in the full article at the San Diego Tribuneis Web site.