Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Our iPods, Ourselves

I am sitting here with a smile on my face, the proud owner of a new silver 80 GB iPod. And guess what I had engraved on the back?

"Extraordinary how potent cheap music is."**

After all, you wouldn't expect me to engrave anything as simple as my name and phone number, would you? Seems to me that my whole generation prefers the quirky and personalized (Youtube, an obscure song, a funny quote) to the blandly utilitarian (contact info). We've all got our personas to keep up--and our iPods are a big part of that.

**From Noel Coward's Private Lives, dontcha know.

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