The iPod just won’t go away (probably because it hates me too)

Posted on 09. Aug, 2009 by in Uncategorized

I recently read an article by Arik Hesseldahl about where he saw the iPod heading. I was inspired by this article to share my own thoughts on the subject. In retrospect, I saw my post as too similar to Arik’s, so I pulled it down.

It is obvious that I am not a fan of the iPod, never have been. Maybe it is my fear of certain types of change or just the fact that I didn’t come up with it, but to me, the iPod represents something evil in modern marketing. It is forced down your throat and you have no choice but to accept it. But then again, maybe that’s just my inner “crotchety old man” talking.*

What the iPod is likely to become in the next few years will be a serious intrusion into your life. We are already too linked in. I’m currently driving around in a Dodge Grand Caravan with mobile WiFi. Even when I am driving around, I am at work. Not that I don’t like being at work, I love what I do, but come on, when does it become too much?

Personally, I absolutely love technology. The new 1 terabyte SD cards are going to revolutionize media storage. Which is why I predicted iPods will be available in terabyte flash memory soon, within the next few years. Additionally, I see the iPod moving away from the media storage device and toward the pocket-PC (sorry Mac lovers) realm, with a mobile Mac OS and an infrared keyboard. You will be able to be in the office while you are on the subway.

While I was researching this post, I stumbled across an article posted yesterday (Aug 7, 2009) about Apple’s rumored new tablet. The big iPod is scarily similar to what I envision for the pocket version. It is just a matter of time before all of these capabilities are rolled into one portable hand-held device.

While I prefer to listen to my digital music via a Samsung P2 player (just like an iPod Touch, but without a few key features and all that iTunes crap), we may all soon be required to use the newest gadgets from Apple, because it is tied to your 4-year contract with AT&T mobile, your DirectTV satellite provider and is also the keys to your iCar (available in 2-door, 4-door and iEntry).

*Now get off my lawn, ya’ dang whippersnapper.

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One Response to “The iPod just won’t go away (probably because it hates me too)”

  1. Ammie

    09. Aug, 2009

    I’m forced to use a mac for my work laptop right now and personally I don’t see what all those mac lovers out there are so excited about, It’s a pain in the ass and I still haven’t figured out how to do many of the things I could do on my pc with just a couple of flicks of the keyboard. Furthermore, any time I have tried to deal with itunes it was a pain in the ass as well. I have a sansa for my mp3 player and its simple and easy to use. Easy to load my music onto and maybe its not an ipod, but Im okay with that, because it just seems like a bunch of hype.

    I just don’t see what all the fuss is about…and I say that as I sit here typing this on a mac laptop that I would trade in for a brand new dell inspiron at the drop of a hat if I could.

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