My first iPod–my gateway drug into the whole Apple ecosystem–was a 4GB iPod Nano. “I’ll never need any more than 4 gigs!” I told myself, “This is the only Apple product I’ll ever buy.” Of course, that was a like. Several more iPods followed (including a red-and-white U2 iPod) before I moved on to the Touch. The Touch led to a Mac, which led to an iPhone, which led to more Macs.
I’m using a PC to post this story, but given the hideousness that is Windows 8, it’ll probably be the last PC I’ll ever own. I currently have an Mac Mini on order to add to my home studio, which is all Mac already. It will replace a seven year-old PC which I stupidly upgraded from XP to 8. The new Mac will have Parallels installed so I can switch between Mavericks and Windows 7.
Dammit. How did this happen? It started with that damn Nano.
If you’re still in mourning over Apple’s gadgecide of the iPod Classic last week, you’ll appreciate these first stories. First, CNET remembers on what it was like when the iPod was first introduced and “music was first set free.”
Then there’s this eulogy from Wired: