iPod: Greatest thing since sliced bread?
I finally decided to venture out into the digital music world, and I shelled out the money for an iPod Nano. I have to say I finally know what the hype is all about. I used to be the one that looked at everyone who had an iPod, and ask, ‘What is it with those things?’ Well, now I know.
With technology changing at a rapid pace, I’m always skeptical about buying something new. I don’t want to buy a video camera because new types of video cameras are always coming out. No one knows which one will survive.
With the iPod, however, it seems to me that they are going to be around for a long time, because everyone under 30 has one and so far there’s no competition.
For anyone that is not aware, an iPod is an MP3 player; it’s like a VCR for music. The MP3 players are the new gizmos that are replacing portable CD players. They play music, can hold files to transfer between a computer at home and work; some play videos and some play a ‘podcast.’
A podcast is a radio talk show that is for an iPod or MP3 player. You can listen to topics on sports, politics, religion, your favorite TV show and much, much more.
Now, with my iPod, I’m part of the gang that listens to it at work, when I’m working out, when I’m in my car and even when I’m at home.
With the iPod, you can store all your favorite songs, depending on the amount of storage your MP3 can hold, and most podcasts that you’ll find interesting are free. Everything you need to run an iPod comes with the iPod. The last thing you need is some type of Internet connection.
When I first bought an iPod, I thought I would only use it for music. However, the amount of TV I watch has decreased since working a 40-hour work week, and the show I miss out on the most is sports talk, such as ‘Pardon the Interruption,’ but with my iPod, I can listen to the entire episode, commercial free, at no charge.
Another great thing about a podcast is once they’re on your computer, you can keep them forever. I have my podcasts saved until I can listen to them and then they are deleted.
I can’t believe it took me so long to hop onto the iPod bandwagon, but I absolutely feel as if I made one of my best purchases in quite some time.
If someone took my iPod from me, I wouldn’t know what to do. I honestly don’t know what I did with my life before I had one, and I don’t want to go back.
If you’re like me and interested in podcasting, I’d like to hear from you. You can reach me by e-mail at [email protected]