Telegraph writer really, really hates Apple iPods

“I hate iPods. I mean, I really, really hate them. There, I’ve said it. My feelings towards Apple’s oh-so-clever digital music player have left me feeling ostracised and hopelessly out of the loop,” Bryony Gordon writes for The Telegraph.

Gordon writes, “Every time I slip the latest CD into my Walkman (


  1. Nobody needs to worry about the Telegraph not liking the iPod.

    The demographics of their readership show a large concentration of older people with political views tending towards the right.

    The chances are quite remote that any potential iPod customer would be dissuaded because a Telegraph columnist doesn’t like it.

  2. This person is SERIOUSLY insecure! I mean come on, she doesn’t hate the iPod because of anything about the iPod, she just hates it because it’s popular with a different group of people. heaven forbid you could actually LIKE something techy!
    And if the longest she’s ever mobile is a trip to buy a pint of milk, then there’s no wonder she’s like that. Bryony, you need to get out more!

    Btw, I don’t own an iPod yet (can’t afford at the mo), but I have no problem with other people having them. The more the merrier!

  3. Has nobody here heard of “humour”? It’s funny, so laugh damn it!

    BTW AlanAudio, is there any particular reason to bash Telegraph readers? Is this a socialists-only site?

  4. Sorry to break the news to ya, but not all iPod and Apple loving people are left wingers AlanAudio. Lighten up and gain a semblance of a sense of humor people, it’s called sarcasm.

  5. It’s not unusual. British women of a certain age have a tendency to dislike the iPod. There was a feature in The Independent last year, I think called ‘Grumpy Old Women’, in which three of the ten women named the iPod as something they hated.

    They’ve a right to dislike them and wonder why people spend so much money on them. TI think the same about BMWs (though it’s less the cars themsleves as the pig ignorant arrogant drivers – at least in London).

  6. Yep its the old British humour of irony. Journalists use it lots when they can’t think of anything to write about cos it gets them noticed. Hm it worked..

  7. Hmm…let’s berate someone because she has an opinion! I had an old girlfriend that hated the beatles, and she was 100% entitled to her opinion. So what that I didn’t agree. Just because she doesn’t love some piece of plastic with a harddrive in it doesn’t make her insecure. Cell phones are usefull tools, but when I see some middle aged mom in her giant Ford Excursion, with a cell phone in one hand and cigarette in the other, my imediate reaction is disgust. To have such a reaction to this opinion piece shows who has the true insecurity.

  8. a pink mini is just what she needs… i ordered one asap ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

    or she can watch me play with mine and be jealous.

  9. Tamagotchi – children’s electronic keyring ‘pet’.
    Faffing – Dither / fiddle about with.
    Prince Albert – A piercing of the pen1s which allows the organ to be strapped to one’s thigh in order to improve the appearance of one’s trousers (pants).

    Prince Albert was Queen Victoria’s husband and is rumoured to have had a big old todger and is also rumoured to have had this piercing. I expect that’s why she spent so long in mourning. It wasn’t the old fellow, it was his old fella she missed.

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