updated 07:10 am EST, Mon November 29, 2004
iPod more than pop culture
A Los Angeles Times article about the iPod's popularlity says that pop culture phenomenon : "'With a lot of pop culture products, if something becomes so much of its time, then it becomes a parody of itself,' said Robert Thompson, a professor of media and popular culture at Syracuse University....Apple founder Steve Jobs said he wasn't worried that iPod might one day be considered the Rubik's Cube of the 21st century. Instead, he said, iPod is capitalizing on a fundamental shift in the way people buy and enjoy entertainment in the digital age....'I don't think we're seeing trendiness here," Jobs said of the iPod. "I think we're seeing a product that's truly revolutionizing the way we listen to music.'"