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Mix: Duke, Podcasting, licensing, haters, lovers

Lisa Merschel, a professor in the Spanish department at Duke University, says the iPod program has revolutionized her students’ experience with the language.

Brian Braiker of Newsweek has written a good overview of Podcasting entitled “Tivo for your iPod.”

Not just anyone can build accessories for the iPod. Companies interested in building certain gear for the device must license the dock connector technology from Apple.

USA Today’s Andrew Kantor says he doesn’t understand the overwhelming appeal of the iPod, and claims that “other brands are better, less expensive, have more capacity, are easier to use, and so on.”

Meanwhile, Shawna Richer of The Globe and Mail says the iPod is the “most life-altering gadget to arrive in my 37 years on the planet.”

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“Other brands are better, less expensive, have more capacity, are easier to use, and so on.”

Other brands may be some of these things, but they’re not all of these things in one package. Actually, this guy’s article is about digital storage, not the iPod. He just wants everyone to know in the beginning of his article, that he (unlike the 85%-of-the-market-share-lemmings) doesn’t like the iPod.

If he doesn’t go for the iPod, who cares. It was just a snarkish way to state that he’s not a follower.

Oh, and he calls his wife “the missus”.

Posted by JimmyJ on December 6, 2004 at 11:06 AM (CST)


Not a follower… but who wants to bet he also likes to put down Mac OS X in favor of Windows? :D

Posted by Nagromme on December 6, 2004 at 12:22 PM (CST)


Wow, for an article that started off by saying how much he didn’t understand the iPod’s popularity, that rant said little or nothing else about the iPod, and was more of a written version of verbal diarrhea than anything else.  For some reason it seems that this guy’s frustrated with how fast technology is moving, and seems to start with iPod just to get people’s attention, and then he goes off on a rant that skips from music, to storage, to the future of computing, and just some random facts.  God bless the internet and it’s ability to allow any random moron the ability speak his mind to a mass audience.

Posted by geetar_playa on December 6, 2004 at 12:23 PM (CST)


Actually I think it should be Gd bless USA Today for letting any random moron speak his mind to a mass audience.  Though I actually think that motto is in their masthead.

Posted by Jazzlawyer on December 6, 2004 at 5:16 PM (CST)


Hey, as long as you agree that the guys’s an idiot I’m more than happy. I also just want to take this time to thank the people who run iPodLounge.com, I read the stuff on this site almost every day, and you guys really do a fantastic job, without being completely biased toward everything that Apple does, which is rare in a fan-site.  Keep up the amazing work!

Posted by geetar_playa on December 6, 2004 at 9:53 PM (CST)

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