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August 29, 2003

Proud Owner of 15G iPod

Just like that. I think I've entered a new era, the With iPod era.

I had actually been considering getting one ever since Apple announced the first generation iPods, but it just was never right until today. I started to place my order online and then thought about the three Apple stores within driving distance and wondered if they'd give me the academic discount. A quick phone call, a 20-minute drive and I've got the 15G beauty in hand.

I must say one thing about it so far, I have fiddled with the 1st and 2nd generation iPods, but hadn't actually seen a 3rd generation one closely until I opened the box. My heart stopped. It really suprised me how small, light and slick it is. I would have gladly accepted something bigger, heavier and less polished, but then it wouldn't be from Apple, would it?

Alas, I've got work to do and it's charging so not much more than thoughts on how well Apple packages things at this point. Very excited to get it up and running. I'm moving from a Iomega HipZip (now listed on eBay), which is a huge pain for someone who listens to as much music as I do. Have to plan a chunk of the day to organize and copy music onto the disks for my run, walk, drive.

Will make a nice companion for a road trip we're taking with Pete to Acadia next week.

Posted by mike at August 29, 2003 2:59 PM