The Washington Post: Apple iPod – a love story between man and machine

“Whenever Jason Berkowitz listens to ‘You’re the Best’ on his iPod, he recalls that 1984 summer vacation in Fort Lauderdale and seeing ‘The Karate Kid’ for the first time. (‘I thought it was the best song ever . I still kinda do and I don’t care what people say,’ says the 29-year-old.) Whenever he listens to Zero 7’s song ‘Destiny,’ which he first heard at London’s Heathrow Airport four years ago, he thinks about meeting his wife, Bethany,” Jose Antonio Vargas writes for The Washington Post.

Vargas writes, “The thing about the iPod is, it’s what you bring to it. ‘It becomes an extension of you. It’s like a window to your soul,’ says Jason Berkowitz of his iPod. When he hears ‘Destiny,’ he thinks of meeting his wife. ‘If a song represents a memory in your head, then you listen to your life’s memories — faster than a mixed CD, definitely faster than a mixed tape — as you listen to your iPod,’ says the affable, fast-talking Berkowitz, a project manager for a software company, as he sits in his downtown Washington office. ‘It becomes an extension of you,’ he says. ‘It’s like a window to your soul.'”

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13 Comments

  1. I BLURTED all the personal details of my life publicly for the world
    to read about! I can thank Apple and the iPod for making this
    wonderfully tragic day a reality!!! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”LOL” style=”border:0;” />

    CT =====]———— iPods REALLY shake things up

  2. Everytime I hear “Start me up” by the Rolling Stones I now think of U2’s
    “Vertigo” and pretty much figure Apple won’t be blasting us with U2 to
    the extent Microsoft did with the “Stones”.

    Both catchy tunes, I might add. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”cool smirk” style=”border:0;” />

    CT =====]———— Going, Going GONE!

  3. ‘It becomes an extension of you. It’s like a window to your soul,’
    ‘It becomes an extension of you,’ he says. ‘It’s like a window to your soul.’

    This article is a little repetitive. It’s like reading it twice, it’s a little repetitive. Just like this post, it’s repetitive.

    worst..article..EVER.

  4. I have found myself going through various phases with my iPod. First it was getting all my CD collection loaded up, then it was going to ITMS and picking up the songs I really like but hadn’t been able to find yet, and recently I have found myself listening to podcasts more and more. I wonder if I will finally settle down into a set pattern or if it will keep changing.

    One thing is for sure, if they introduce a Video iPod it will shake things up for me all over again.

  5. JJ: Actually, because the second “1984” is a book title, your text should read: And you’ll see why 1984 isn’t like, 1984.

    Alternatively, although less preferable, one could write: And you’ll see why 1984 isn’t like, “1984.”

    (I’ll leave your choice of “isn’t” alone.) ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”cheese” style=”border:0;” />

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