Eulogy to the iPod

'“You can fit your whole music library in your pocket. Never before possible.” Holy. Shit.'

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Tue, Sep 16th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

With the notion in his heart that "gadgets die, even the ones you love," Wired's Mat Honan laments the death of the iPod. In an era of multipurposed smartphones, the single-purpose device is no longer needed — or wanted.

We made playlists that spoke to the lives we lived at the moment. Looking at someone’s iPod was like looking into their soul. In their music you could see who they were. You could tell if they were sophisticated or rough. You could see in their playlists the moments they fell in love and the moments they fell back out again. You could see the filthiest, nastiest hip hop in the little white boxes of the primmest people, and know their inner lives a little better than you did before.

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