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iPod causing rifts in marriages

“The iPod is being blamed for causing rifts in relationships with a new breed of “iPod Widows” emerging. [...]

The report includes two case studies from the recently ‘widowed’. One describes how: ‘Every evening he gets the iPod out straight after supper and starts fannying around with it. Itís taking over our lives.’”

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41

the fact that Apple’s PR people honestly believe that there is a “digital lifestyle flow” that benefits the whole family is absolutely revolting, and i think it’s time this ####### new iGeneration started thinking about where their priorities should lie.

this doesn’t mean that i don’t check up on all the iPod news regularly, or that i am above exploring the extra features of the iPod (quite the contrary), but rather i am suggesting that people restrain themselves before all their electronics take full possession of their respective owners.

Posted by Tim on January 27, 2004 at 10:23 AM (PDT)

42

i never could resist smooth, white porcelein skin….

Man, any marriage that experiences this obviously had it coming. It couldve been the ipod, couldve been the new pc or mac, couldve been the new car, couldve been anything else… dont blame the ipod, the ipod just happened to be the last straw, the final push, but it sure aint the reason behind it.

Posted by reorx on January 27, 2004 at 5:37 PM (PDT)

43

Actually, I prefer the designation “PodPerson” wink

Posted by Nancy Ann in Minneapolis on January 27, 2004 at 6:16 PM (PDT)

44

americans are stupid.period!

Posted by Gabber on January 27, 2004 at 7:26 PM (PDT)

45

people who make generalizations about a party are ignorant.

wow, wasn’t that ironic?

Posted by Hiryu on January 27, 2004 at 9:38 PM (PDT)

46

No, I’ll second that very much. They are stupid. A quick glance at the news is all it takes to confirm that.

Posted by American on January 27, 2004 at 11:47 PM (PDT)

47

I will be honest and say that I initially played with my ipod when getting into bed with my girlfriend.  However, I only played with it in order to select a custom playlist of songs that really turn her on. 

After plugging in the ipod to the stereo, I worked on plugging myself in to something comfortably appropreate. 

Posted by George on January 28, 2004 at 10:51 AM (PDT)

48

Gabber: This article is from a UK news source and appears to involve British or other European citizens.  Also, the iPod is an invention from an oh-so-American company.  So, what exactly is your point?

American: Stop reading the National Enquirer, and The Onion isn’t real news.

Posted by Daffy_Duck on January 30, 2004 at 8:57 AM (PDT)

49

The iPod, like any PDA, or other personal gadget is - personal. As such it can mostly entertain only ONE person at a time (unlike a TV or DVD player). So it’s a fact that the person owning it will tend to concentrate on it and involuntarily “shut out” the other half who then can feel neglected. In a good and equilibrated relationship this shouldn’t be a problem - like there can always be a solution, just discuss about it. But if jealousy grows too big, this is a bad sign, either way.

Posted by Macounette on February 9, 2004 at 1:56 PM (PDT)

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