“The iPod is so much more than a device-it’s its own culture. While walking across the Quad with my tiny bud headphones securely placed in my ears, I feel a connection with the dozens of others who have the same wires protruding from their heads. Maybe it’s not so much a connection as the knowledge that we’re all carrying our entire CD collections and half of our roommates’ music in our pockets, along with the capacity to store documents and photos. And it has a really ridiculous Solitaire game, too,” Dana Moran writes for Syracuse University’s The Daily Orange.
“The one problem with the iPod is that you have to be careful who you let look at your musical selection. If, for example, you really, really don’t want your crush to know that you have both Spice Girls albums in heavy rotation, it’s probably best to only allow him to scroll down as far as the P section. Of course, at that point you realize that you ‘forgot’ to take off your Avril Lavigne songs,’ Moran writes. “But the iPod isn’t just a personal thing. The fact that it can be plugged into any number of speakers and stereo systems turns it into a portable radio station-with no commercials. And if you really feel like stirring up some conversation, go ahead and leave that Avril on there. You obviously gave up on your dignity long ago.”
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