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iPod among \"50 Moments that changed Rock \'n Roll\"

updated 11:25 am EDT, Tue June 8, 2004

iPod in Rock \'n Roll fame

The iPod is listed among the , as noted in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine. "By the end of 2003, the iPod has become a cultural phenomenon. Close to 3 million of the devices have now been sold, and they're expected to soon outsell portable CD players....'I never used to see people walking around listening to music on the streets,'said Moby. 'Now everywhere I go, I see the iPod's white headphones.'"

by MacNN Staff





  1. jimothy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iPod is a TYME machine

    Take Your Music Everywhere!

    Years ago, I said that the music companies needed to loosen up, as they released more and more copy protected CDs and reacted with fear to even legal, pay-to-download online music services that were struggling to emerge. My argument was, the easier it is to take your music with you wherever you go, the more you'll listen to it. The more you listen, the more you'll buy.

    Apple honestly did introduce nothing less than a cultural phenomenon with the iPod and iTunes music store. They single handedly open the eyes of music executives, who until recently appeared to be the most paranoid and technophobic business leaders in the world.

  1. loudgazelle

    Joined: Dec 1969


    that's it

    That's it. I'm switching to windows.

  1. Blublub

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Hmmm, Moby, I remember back in 1979 or so when Walkmans (Walkmen?) first came out and it seemed everyone was plugged in to these ginormous boxes. And, I must say that people have been running around with portable CD players for years - in DC at least, probably 50% of the people on the subway are wired into something, and of these probably only 1 or 2% are iPods. Then again we're a little slow to catch on to fads here...

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