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October 23, 2006

iPod Turns 5 Years Old

Happy birthday to the iPod.  It turns 5 today.  The handheld has transformed the music landscape as much as the original Sony Walkman did way back when the world was analog.  The device helped Apple get back to the mainstream with 60,000,000 of them sold to consumers, and in combination with the iTunes store, jump started legal music download sales.  This is a great accomplishment.  I still don't own one, so I guess the market isn't saturated.  Zune is coming as the latest challenger to iPod.  As in the 60s, and 70s, many a competitor came to dethrone Johnny Carson as the reigning king of late night television.  Will Zune be David Letterman or Alan Thicke?

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