New “The Cult of iPod” book details Apple iPod development, quirky iPod culture

Wired News reporter Leander Kahney follows up his best selling book, “The Cult of Mac,” with “The Cult of iPod,” a comprehensive look at how Apple’s hit iPod is changing music, culture, and listening behavior. The Cult of iPod includes the exclusive back story of the iPod’s development; looks at the many ways iPod’s users pay homage to their devices; and investigates the quirkier aspects of iPod culture, such as iPod-jacking (strangers plugging into each other’s iPods to discover new music) as well as the growing legions of MP3Js (regular folks who use their iPods to become DJs).

“Cult of iPod” is 256 pages and retails for US$24.95. More info here.


  1. haha, yes, 4 years and already we have a Cult of iPod book. And for almost 2 of those years it was Mac only. And about 2 years after the iPod before Win iTunes came out. Crazy times we have.

    Now where’s the Cult of Microsoft book, or Cult of Walkman book…hmm, I’m kinda glad those don’t exist.

  2. The only reason its a cult is ’cause of all the windows users who buy it.

    But on the other hand isn’t a cult something that is hugely popular but only in a small group or demographic, if that makes sense. I mean if everybody in the world watched The Simpsons or whatever would that be a cult following ??

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