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Jobs: the iPod transcends pop culture

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.'"




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  1. vortexlift

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    iPod Fizzles

    Yeah, the iPod is a fad that will fizzle out just like the Sony Walkman did. Oh, after about 20 years and 100+ million units later. ; )

  1. Monstermind

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    What a country

    A "professor of media and popular culture." I would never show my face in public if I sat on my a$$ and watched TV all day and dared to call myself a "professor of media and popular culture." This man shouldn't collect a paycheck.

  1. Donny

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    ? for the professor

    Is the iPod a fad or an icon? Cause there is a difference. I don't see portable digital music devices going away until a better way to listen to my music comes along. Given that the iPod defined the whole concept of portable digital music, IMO it is an icon.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: what a country

    A "professor of media and popular culture." I would never show my face in public if I sat on my a$$ and watched TV all day and dared to call myself a "professor of media and popular culture." This man shouldn't collect a paycheck.

    And, yet, what we all wouldn't give for a nice job like that...

  1. Faizon318

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Umm

    I would rather be a nipple tweaker.... yeah

  1. trevj

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: Umm

    You could always compromise and get yourself an old TV with adjustable k****.

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