Can you remember where you were when you saw your first iPod? I can, for two reasons. The first is that the location was so bizarre: Africa’s remotest safari camp, on the Namibian/Angolan border. And the second is that it was the only thing at dinner that evening capable of supplanting the newly launched War on Terror as the main conversational topic.
It’s easy to be blasé about something that has grown so ubiquitous in the decade since it was launched. But at the time, the iPod felt really special.
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