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How hard is it to spell “iPod?”

“iPOD, IPod, i-Pod. I’d hate to think what would happen if these people had to do a story about e e cummings. Let’s kick off the parade of humiliation with a story by The Inquirer. No, not the one where you can get all the Ben Affleck news you need, but the online news source that looks to steal more than a bit of its design from The Register. While reporting that Virgin Mobile is planning to sell music via its mobile handsets, it repeatedly refers to the iPOD, perhaps feeling it has to balance that lower-case “i” at the beginning of a proper noun with LOTS OF CAPS. Wouldn’t want it to tip over.”“

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Who cares how it’s written or which faults the newspapers and magazines make? It stays a wonderful device…

Posted by Vincent on February 2, 2004 at 7:24 PM (CST)


I am also surprised by the common mispelling of ‘iPod’ and ‘iTunes’.... even in the iPodlounge forums! It aint all that hard to remember the correct caps ffs

Posted by noogabooga on February 2, 2004 at 7:35 PM (CST)


Finally an article speaking up about how things are suppose to be spelt, and not how people think it should be spelt.

Posted by vince on February 2, 2004 at 7:41 PM (CST)


The same happened years ago with Macintosh. People insisted on calling it the MAC, rather than a Mac. Like it was an acronym or something. And they usually added a (tm) after it. You’d think if they were using a trademark, they might check the spelling and case. Remember, the devil is in the details.

Posted by Steve on February 2, 2004 at 8:49 PM (CST)


these news articles get more dumb as the days go on…

Posted by iHeartiPods on February 2, 2004 at 8:54 PM (CST)


and i thought i was the only who thought that…

Posted by Schiano on February 2, 2004 at 9:10 PM (CST)


iPOD, IPod, i-Pod

Literature is about getting across an idea, thought, or a message. If you can identify what an iPod is regardless of how it’s been written, i believe it is a legitiment form.

Posted by Bab on February 2, 2004 at 9:23 PM (CST)


it drives me crazy when people spell iPod wrong! i-Pod is definitely the worst

Posted by adam on February 2, 2004 at 9:49 PM (CST)


hey, at least they don’t call it an epod.

Posted by wfbberzerker on February 2, 2004 at 10:14 PM (CST)


slow news day huh?

Posted by Max on February 2, 2004 at 11:04 PM (CST)


I don’t think it matters how it’s spelled.  What’s up with the whole “iEverything” that seems to be going on with Apple (et. al.)?

Posted by dethbrakr in Tacoma, WA on February 2, 2004 at 11:14 PM (CST)


i just call it Micro Soft in any responce to some lozer that calls it a MAC, or an Ipod.

Posted by bILL gATES fANBOY on February 3, 2004 at 12:03 AM (CST)


i-like to spell i-pod an gawdamn way i-Like to. Yeah it’s-incorrect. BFD! You understand, don’t you? Oh’re running i-Windows.

Posted by angry_black_man on February 3, 2004 at 12:11 AM (CST)


i prefer “eye-pott”. the double t tells you there is something special about it. eye because it looks so good.

Posted by djorkaeff in the netherlands on February 3, 2004 at 2:57 AM (CST)


When it comes to things like these, I usually roll my eyes at the person saying it. Typically it is the common arguement over it being “Mac” not “MAC”. Techies will understand that a newbie is talking about a computer, and not the other term. Yet, people still whine about it.

Posted by Fiddytree on February 3, 2004 at 6:14 AM (CST)



Posted by yawn on February 3, 2004 at 6:49 AM (CST)


snobs will pronoune it “iPaaahd”
like in:
“Oh, you bought the iRivaaah?, well, i got an iPaaahd…”

Posted by djorkaeff in the netherlands on February 3, 2004 at 6:57 AM (CST)


I’m assuming these snobs are also from Boston?

Posted by Schiano on February 3, 2004 at 7:08 AM (CST)


This is such a nonstory I’m not even responding.


Posted by skechada on February 3, 2004 at 7:18 AM (CST)



Posted by gustafks in Minneapolis on February 3, 2004 at 7:19 AM (CST)

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