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iPod in the press, and in the snow

updated 08:25 am EST, Mon February 16, 2004

iPod media attention

With the iPod Mini's arrival this week, the press is once again jumping on the opportunity to praise and publicize Apple's MP3 players. The Washington Post of an iPod snow sculpture on display this weekend at the Festival du Voyageur in Winnipeg, Manitoba.




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    A snow sculpture?

    Oh god. Now I've seen everything.

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    RIPE

    Winnipeg was just RIPE to have an ipod ice sculpture. I'm surprised it took this long. I'm willing to bet there will be about 10-15 ice sculpture rip-offs. Dell DJ, iRiver, etc.

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    Can we stop

    ... Calling it an MP3 player already?

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    We can stop

    after Apple adds real PIM capabilities to the iPod instead "oh wowie, I can view my iCal calendar". View but not edit is a useless feature.

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    Re: We can stop

    I hope they don't add PIM capabilities. The iPod is first and foremost, a music feature. However, I do think iCal viewing is *very* useful and doesn't get in the way of the iPod's primary purpose. One doesn't always have to edit calendars.

    Turning it into a PDA will just complicate the interface, losing one of the main reasons to buy an iPod - the ease of navigation.

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    Not Sure...

    Having the "clicks" under the scroll wheel somehow sounds very cool... but what about activating click functions while trying to use the scrolling area to change volume?

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    Re: can we stop

    What do you want them to call it? An AAC player? A music player? What???

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    Fun in the snow

    Suprised to see our creation on the web! We did this sculpture to 20x scale. Started with a 8' x 8' x 8' block of snow and it took us a combined 35 hours. Weather was a bit nippy at -24 Celsius plus a wind.
    We had to skip the iPods backward lean because of safety reasons. Other creations in the past included a Mac SE/30, PowerBook 180 and original iMac (I believe this is where Apple got their idea of the snow iMac)

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    Re: Fun in the snow

    You have just redefined the meaning of apple zealot.

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    Just catching on?

    Christ - reading this makes you think that listening to music while walking in NYC is a new thing. I used to live on 22nd and work on 51st... and my MP3 player at the time went everywhere with me. This was in 2000. Way to stay on top of a trend, NY Times!

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