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post #1 of 28
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I was watching SNL tonight, and during the weekend update Tina Fey's false daughter came on. There was some mention of an iPod. Beyond this, they seem to be mentioned quite often in various forms of media, often when there is no purposed reference to tech.

If you ask me, the iPod has really struck gold. It seems to bypass the compatibility bullshit, as I like to call it.
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post #2 of 28
I'm still waiting for an episode with Nick Burns and an office with four shiny new white iMacs.

"Go to the Apple file and open the Chooser... MOVE!"

post #3 of 28
Yeah, everyone seems to know about the iPod. Since a lot of people in my school know I'm a big Mac person, a lot of PC users ask me about the iPod.

I wasn't surprised last night when she mentioned the iPod since they're big Mac people on SNL.
post #4 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:
<strong>I'm still waiting for an episode with Nick Burns and an office with four shiny new white iMacs.

"Go to the Apple file and open the Chooser... MOVE!"

</strong><hr></blockquote>


There was one Nick Burns a while ago that showed one of the people having trouble getting songs onto their iPod.
post #5 of 28
my friend who generally says in chat "voice in your head: whooo, go to windows, macs suck, whooo" even knows about the iPod and reaaaaaaaly wants one. Its fun to watch him beg apples OSX feedback for a windoze driver.
post #6 of 28
You know that you can just use MediaPlay for Windows...
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post #7 of 28
Don't tell him! I am sure it is funny to watch!

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post #8 of 28
you have no idea
post #9 of 28
I see people walking around in NYC with iPods all the time.

This morning I got on the train, saw a girl with the white earbuds. She got off a couple stops down, then a guy with the little white earbuds got on.

Two iPod users spotted in one twenty minute train ride.

I should've had my own (need one).
post #10 of 28
i get stopped a lot at school, or on the street with mine. especially when i've got it plugged in at the labs, instead of pulling my hair out with zip disks. "it plays mp3s and stores your projects?" that's how i marketed it to my parents...as a productivity tool.
post #11 of 28
hello!

it is like the "white earbuds cult." i see variety of people in new york city with them. it's funny. grunge/punk kids, probably go to tisch with more money than we will see in 10 years, fashionable girls with their white ipod hidden in their louis vuitton purses, middle aged man with an ipod in his back pack... me with mine in my tiny leather case... we all look at eachother... thinking... "what the freak!" but deep down under we all know that it's likely we all own a mac, and share something in common. we all usually smirk at each other... only those who have to know... i say... it makes walking around new york city much more enjoyable.... and it's much easier to spot than to spot "where's waldo?"
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post #12 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by ProtoDAda:
<strong>hello!

it is like the "white earbuds cult." i see variety of people in new york city with them. it's funny. grunge/punk kids, probably go to tisch with more money than we will see in 10 years, fashionable girls with their white ipod hidden in their louis vuitton purses, middle aged man with an ipod in his back pack... me with mine in my tiny leather case... we all look at eachother... thinking... "what the freak!" but deep down under we all know that it's likely we all own a mac, and share something in common. we all usually smirk at each other... only those who have to know... i say... it makes walking around new york city much more enjoyable.... and it's much easier to spot than to spot "where's waldo?"</strong><hr></blockquote>


Revenge of the Pod People. They are among us, terrifying record company executives everywhere. To you they might look like normal human beings, but only they can identify each other. Watch for their smirks.
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post #13 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by seb:
<strong>I see people walking around in NYC with iPods all the time.

This morning I got on the train, saw a girl with the white earbuds. She got off a couple stops down, then a guy with the little white earbuds got on.

Two iPod users spotted in one twenty minute train ride.

I should've had my own (need one). </strong><hr></blockquote>

seb, what train? ACE 123 456 or 7? in manhattan of course... i take all of these and 90% of the time i have the buds on...

on an unrelated note, does anyone have a pair of iPod headphones on that they DONT wont? I kinda broke my right earbud... guess i'll just have to buy a new iPod or wait for apple to release headphones with a remote
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post #14 of 28
Much truth is spoken. Or should I say written. Lol. When I had mine, I was asked quite a bit about it. Absolutely no one had a bad comment about it, and no one said I was a "geek" for it. Also, there were some girls that thought it was just all the rage. What a great tool.

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post #15 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by Poor taylor:
<strong>i get stopped a lot at school, or on the street with mine. especially when i've got it plugged in at the labs, instead of pulling my hair out with zip disks. "it plays mp3s and stores your projects?" that's how i marketed it to my parents...as a productivity tool.</strong><hr></blockquote>

You sly bastard! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> That's a great idea.
post #16 of 28
my pc loving friend just got an iPod,...he loves it, but he is still pretty anti-mac and when I asked him how he liked it he said...well apple is pretty stupid for not including a car adapter and stuff like that...and then I told him that apple never does that stuff...no computer company does, 3rd party companies do, and then I told him about a couple of iPod webpages of where to get iPod related gadgets and he said "oh, cool"

he got the 10 gig iPod...lucky bastard
it doesn't work on his Pc though cause his firewire card isn't enabled and he needs the windows 98 cd to get it working...but he managed to get about 700 songs on it through someone elses computer, he loves his iPod though he got it after he realized his nomad 20 gig jukebox was a piece of shit, so it returned the jukebox and got the iPod.

one thing that is lame though, is that the formated 10 gig drive only store 9.2 gigs...and I forgot that factor, so when I eventually get my 10 gig iPod I won't be able to store all my mp3s cause I have almost exactly 10 gigs...oh well.
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post #17 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by Splinemodel:
<strong>I was watching SNL tonight, and during the weekend update Tina Fey's false daughter came on. There was some mention of an iPod. Beyond this, they seem to be mentioned quite often in various forms of media, often when there is no purposed reference to tech.

If you ask me, the iPod has really struck gold. It seems to bypass the compatibility bullshit, as I like to call it.</strong><hr></blockquote>

iSaw that too... my dad and iLooked at eachother and laughed. Even cooler - On Biography, they had a special on SNL.... EVERYONE uses macs there. They use G4's for Video edits, and iMacs for everything else... including script writing.
post #18 of 28
So how much is the 5giger when you format it?
post #19 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by ArchAngel:
<strong>So how much is the 5giger when you format it?</strong><hr></blockquote>

its 4.6 straight out of the box.
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post #20 of 28
Avoid the iPods like the black plague. They are bug ridden - not ready for primetime junk. My friends just died right after the 90 day warrenty ended. Go visit the iPod forum on Apple's site, and they are filled with complaints. I want one myself but I'm waiting for a major revision...not just a larger HD.

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post #21 of 28
Hrmmm, if I get an iPod off of eBay, lets say, can I go to CompUSA and buy an extended warranty for it? Or do I need some kind of reciept from Apple?
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[quote]Originally posted by Paul:
<strong>

seb, what train? ACE 123 456 or 7? in manhattan of course... i take all of these and 90% of the time i have the buds on...

on an unrelated note, does anyone have a pair of iPod headphones on that they DONT wont? I kinda broke my right earbud... guess i'll just have to buy a new iPod or wait for apple to release headphones with a remote </strong><hr></blockquote>


I was on the 4/5 headed uptown from battery place to Grand Central. Transferred to the 6 from there, got off at 51st.

The pod people were on the 4/5 though. Didn't see any on the 6.

Can't wait to be a pod person.
post #23 of 28
I keep mine out where chicks can see it. They think iPods are way cool and I'm constantly getting macked on whenever I take my iPod with me. So far it's landed me a total of 3 babes, all of them want me for my iPod. Not bad for $400..that's only $133/ chick, and as a bonus I get the iPod!
post #24 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by seb:
<strong>


I was on the 4/5 headed uptown from battery place to Grand Central. Transferred to the 6 from there, got off at 51st.

The pod people were on the 4/5 though. Didn't see any on the 6.

Can't wait to be a pod person. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Well then it probably wasnt me... oh well long shot neway.... I love the NYC subways--best in the world.
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[quote]Originally posted by Paul:
<strong>

seb, what train? ACE 123 456 or 7? in manhattan of course... i take all of these and 90% of the time i have the buds on...

on an unrelated note, does anyone have a pair of iPod headphones on that they DONT wont? I kinda broke my right earbud... guess i'll just have to buy a new iPod or wait for apple to release headphones with a remote </strong><hr></blockquote>

hello!

i think you can order extra earbuds from apple, you can find them on ebay as well.... but i think you will pay less directly from apple. try it....

by the way.... i usually walk around union square, east village, west village... and adventurously above chelsea to the galleries on the weekends... i do actually live in chelsea.... :-) and i resemble an asian version of harry potter... i didn't plan it that way, it just happend when that whole harry potter madness started... i get stopped for being harry potter double... it's not so funny...

<a href="http://www.info.apple.com/support/applecare_products/service/ipod_service.html" target="_blank">http://www.info.apple.com/support/applecare_products/service/ipod_service.html</a>
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post #26 of 28
i also live in NYC. there's a lady i see in my subway station who always has white earbuds on. that's one. oh me, too. okay...two.
post #27 of 28
Whenever someone at school sees my iPod, they immediately recognize it and say, "Is that an iPod? Cool!" Then they ask how much it cost and I sheepishly admit that it was $400, but that it's worth it. Well, that's only the guys who already have MP3 players. If they have a hard drive type, they usually tell me that I got ripped off. If they have a flash media one, they are usually surprised at how much it can store. Girls like it too :cool:

I do feel a little bit worried, though, about the reports of some iPods dying out of warranty. I asked a couple of people at the Apple store about how long the battery will last before it needs to be replaced (probably at extremely inflated cost by Apple), and they guessed at 3 years and 1 year. The guy who said it was 1 year also pointed out that all iPod warranties, including ones for units that had already been purchased, may be extended to one year because of all the complaints.

Geez, I sure hope this thing doesn't flake out on me, because I sure as hell can't afford another.
post #28 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by Paul:
<strong>on an unrelated note, does anyone have a pair of iPod headphones on that they DONT wont? I kinda broke my right earbud... guess i'll just have to buy a new iPod or wait for apple to release headphones with a remote </strong><hr></blockquote>

FACT: I killed two pairs of iPod earphones in two weeks !
(btw. I did nothing special with them, just podding...)
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