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Pod People and “the iPod swap”

“Time was, if you met someone cool and cute, someone you wanted to know better, you might make that person a mix tape. It was the perfect courtship calling card: a neat little package of songs carefully selected to say something about both you and your understanding of the recipient.

Today, such compilations are an anachronism. Most stereos don’t even have tape decks anymore. Countless couples will probably trade mix CDs this Valentine’s Day, but the point-and-click process of CD burning is rather sterile; it’s possible to make someone a mix CD without having to listen to a single song. As an inveterate trader of cassettes, I’ve been in steady mourning for the mix tapes of my youth for some time now. However, I recently acquired both an iPod and a boyfriend

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Two odd things:

1.  Most iPod owners who care about the sound of their music do NOT use the earbuds. I mean, cripes, I spent almost $500 on my iPod. I’m not gonna listen to it with crappy earphones. . . Bu then, that means I’m traveling incognito. . .

2.  What does the author mean by “Recently Played” list? This is mentioned several times, but I don’t have one on my iPod. Is this a Mini thing?

Posted by tel on February 12, 2004 at 5:24 PM (CST)

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Recently Played list:

I believe you can go into settings and then into main menu and then turn different things on and off as far as what appears in the main menu. Recently played should be one of those items. Maybe it is off on your IPOD? 

Hmmmm, as far as a culture surrounding it, yes, there is one around IPODS. Do I acknowledge other people who have IPODS solely because they are another person with and IPOD? No, I just go about my business. I might look at them and internally think to myself, oh, that guy has an IPOD too, but acknowledge and start talking to a total stranger based on a common taste in electronics? Thats a little much for me.

Pumi

Posted by Pumi on February 12, 2004 at 7:37 PM (CST)

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“Recently Played” is one of the example Smart Playlists that is already there when you first start iTunes. You’ve obviously just deleted that playlist.

Posted by Nathan on February 12, 2004 at 7:47 PM (CST)

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Well, I thought this article was about the iPod, not about iTunes. The author says nothing about using iTunes, but mentions this “Recently Played” list. I don’t use iTunes personally.

I did check the Main Menu Settings and there is no “Recently Played” choice there. Under Playlists, there is the On-the-Go list, but that is something you have to create, not something that is automatic.

Posted by tel on February 13, 2004 at 12:19 PM (CST)

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