Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

Hey there! This article was written in 2004.

It might not have aged well for any number of reasons, so keep that in mind when reading (or clicking outgoing links!).

Yo, nice iPod.

Posted 29 October 2004

iPods must be the hot item now. Last week I was walking out of Tech to get to work, and I saw no less than three white earbud sets before getting to Sheridan Road (about 150 feet maybe?). And before I got to work, I saw four more people with bright white cords extending to their ears. 7 iPods in 10 minutes! (And yes, my count is probably skewed -- the guy I was walking behind had on a hoodie, so I couldn't see what was in his ears).

I saw another batch of iPod bearers today. One was in the cafeteria, getting some salad. I think the funniest thing is that, while all they can hear is their pirated and very illegally downloaded songs, all I can hear is "MUG ME! I HAVE AN IPOD!"

...but no money. [Warning: language]