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Mix: Speck promo, Bill Gates, Ear infections, Bill O’Reilly

Speck Products has announced a new Holiday Special. From November 20th to November 27th, buy any two regularly priced iPod cases from Speck, and you’ll get a compatible “surprise case” for free.

During a speech at Stanford University last week, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates said the iPod was “phenomenal, unbelievable, fantastic.” He said Microsoft’s goal with the Zune is “more modest” than replacing the iPod. “It’s a growing market… we can get some of the new users and some of the switchers. We need to excite people about the concept - the idea of sharing” music and video through Zune’s built-in WiFi.

In her “Ask The Doctor” column for The Australian, Linda Calabresi answers a question about whether wearing iPod earphones for too long could cause ear infections. “Earphones and ear plugs will not cause an infection by themselves,” she says. “However, with prolonged use they can sometimes irritate the ear canal, making it more prone to an infection. You could possibly reinfect yourself if you used them while you had an outer-ear infection.”

Even though he sells memberships to podcasts of his radio show, Bill O’Reilly recently said on air that the iPod and PlayStation 3 are examples of how “American society is changing for the worse because of the machines.” He later said, “I don’t own an iPod. I would never wear an iPod… If this is your primary focus in life - the machines… it’s going to have a staggeringly negative effect, all of this, for America.”

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Apparently Bill O’Reilly thinks spending 5-50 hours a week using your TV, radio and computer machines to listen to Bill O’Reilly and Fox news is just fine. But listening to music on your iPod machine to escape Bill & Fox’s vile spew and annoying advertisers, that’s very bad. Spoken like someone who realizes more and more people are tuning him out. I don’t where he makes the connection between someone who likes and listens to music being a “computer geek” who knows nothing of the outside world - in O’Reilly bizarro land I guess.

Posted by morebinky on November 22, 2006 at 11:53 AM (CST)


Bill O’Reilly routinely asks his audience to listen “just three hours a day, thats all we ask”  Hmmm so we should spend three hours A DAY listening to him on a machine??

Posted by rollscanardlee on November 22, 2006 at 1:43 PM (CST)


Chahk: I agree. If Bill O’Reilly hasn’t demonstrated just how retarded he is by now he certainly did with this statement. The guy is an idiot.

Posted by Charles on November 22, 2006 at 2:51 PM (CST)


it’s going to have a staggeringly negative effect, all of this, for America.”

thats how i feel about bill o’ reilly

Posted by clos on November 23, 2006 at 1:53 PM (CST)


Gates’ comments making Ballmer eat his own ill-conceived words.


Posted by mflat5 in USA on November 24, 2006 at 12:02 PM (CST)

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