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Mix: Drexel, Emotional attachment, Godcasting, iTunes flirting

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By LC Angell

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Published: Friday, March 4, 2005
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Following in Duke University’s footsteps, Pennsylvania’s Drexel University School of Education will distribute free iPods to incoming students next fall.

The “iPod economy” is unusual because of the “emotional attachment” people feel toward their iPods, says Richard Doherty, research director at the Envisioneering Group, a market research firm in Seaford, NY.

Godcasting” is a new form of podcasting, in which preachers convert their sermons to audio to be heard on portable digital audio players such as the iPod.

Blogger Alexander Payne recounts how he chatted with a girl at a coffee shop with nothing more than their iTunes Library titles via the application’s music sharing feature.

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1

emotional attachment is major. my friend caresses the “corpse” of his broken iPod.

Its really awkward to watch. Especially when he does it right next to his girlfriend.

Posted by tumblingwall in u.s. on March 4, 2005 at 9:17 AM (PDT)

2

“podophilia”

Posted by Magic Rabbits in Aberdeen, Scotland on March 4, 2005 at 10:06 AM (PDT)

3

Not just free iPods… free iPod Photos!

I’ve heard of interesting things done with Photos… I wonder what they have in mind.

Posted by Nagromme on March 4, 2005 at 10:38 AM (PDT)

4

I would tell him that its strange, but he’s a second degree black belt in karate.

Posted by tumblingwall in u.s. on March 4, 2005 at 12:16 PM (PDT)

5

Godcasting?  Hmm… I guess the iPod is already wearing white!  0:-)

ipod for picking up chicks?  Okay, its an icebreaker.

Posted by apple juice in USA on March 7, 2005 at 6:51 AM (PDT)

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