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In a surprise move, Roxio declares the iPod “Gadget of the Year”

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Friday, December 12, 2003
News Categories: Humor

In a surprise move Friday, Roxio declared that Apple’s iPod is Roxio’s “Gadget of the Year” for 2003. The declaration was seen as a stunning blow to Roxio’s Napster download service and Napster-branded mp3 player, which has served as one of the iPod’s primary competitors up until this point. In an exclusive interview with, Roxio CEO Chris Gorog was candid in his company’s reasons for endorsing the iPod over its own product: “You gotta admit, the iPod is just better than our crap. I tried using a Napster mp3 player and after four days i gave it to my nephew and bought a 40 GB iPod…

Editor’s note: This news item is pure satire (fake) just in case some of you are confused.

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Wow, look at all these angry posters. Talk about mob mentality. Everybody just chill out, it’s just a music player after all. Some of you act like you’re married to it and he made up some article about your wife or husband, or whatever you are into.

Posted by monkedsel on December 12, 2003 at 8:00 PM (PDT)


Ditto Monk…

is the article lame? YES..

but your reactions are lame also.. relax people… 

Posted by bababooey on December 13, 2003 at 7:44 AM (PDT)


I am fourteen and most posts on this article seem immature. ipolounge, don’t post news like that. Posters, who cares? Am i the only one who thinks that everyone has started whining (excepting monkedsel and bababooey)?

Posted by iBookiPod on December 13, 2003 at 1:06 PM (PDT)


I am stupid as hell, and like to make love to small children

Posted by Bill Palmer on December 17, 2003 at 9:53 AM (PDT)

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