The iPod is gone, but not forgotten

See the original posting on The Verge

Apple finally killed off the original, click wheel, hard drive iPod this week. A lot of people barely noticed, because we were too busy gawking at a watch that isn’t really a watch. However, for a generation of music-lover, the iPod was the consumer electronics product of the last decade. It brought Apple back from the dead, birthed a whole new family of iDevices, and literally changed the way we interact with music. In some ways for worse, in some ways for the better.

Mat Honan at Wired has put together a fitting eulogy for the iPod that made me remember just how exciting a prospect it was to have your entire music library in your pocket. And a huge part of that reason wasn’t the technology — it’s because so many of us used to define…

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