Last Tuesday (October 23) was apparently National iPod Day in the US. Gee, if I’d known, I’d have baked a cake or something.
Why October 23? It was on that day in 2001 that Apple introduced the first iPod, an event that was mostly lost in the post-9/11 fog. It may have had a slow start, but once it caught on (especially after it was made Windows compatible), it changed everything about the way we consume music. And it set Apple on the way to becoming America’s first trillion-dollar company.
You can still buy a straight iPod, but the iPhone has pretty much cannibalized by the capabilities of the iPhone. There are, however, still people who cling to their old-school iPods. They even claim that Apple managed to ruin everything. (Via Boing Boing)