My iPod is back from Apple and I’m over-joyed. Actually – not totally.
I have to reload all my “stuff” now and it’s spread across 3 computers and a few DVD back-ups. Bleh.
I guess I’ll listen to some kind of radio while it all copies over. ,-)
Hey Apple – discover Data Recovery service! I’ll pay extra.
I’ve come to realize over the past few days how I really depend on several mediums to complete my personal audio entertainment picture.
- Radio serves me “what’s popular, new & familiar” at home, at work, and in the car. Don’t forget to write it down!
- XM Satellite Radio can also serve me that – but I use it to hear music I enjoy in a “radio presentation” that normal radio doesn’t play. Think Niche Radio. Don’t forget to write the check!
- Internet Radio serves me all of that with even DEEPER niches to explore Don’t forget the broadband!
- iPod (or personal media player) serves me anything I want, when I want, where I want – it’s my bitch. I put stuff in – it plays it back, pauses, rewinds, plays things over and over – or never again.
They all intersect in my life. But the most flexible medium by far is the iPod (or personal media player of your choice)
I don’t mind listening to radio (FM, XM, Internet) but I don’t listen to as many aspects of broadcasts as I could because they demand my attention at times that may or may not be convenient to me.
While Radio – FM,XM,INTERNET can’t be an iPod – an iPod CAN be all of those things. I know we all tend to think our radio DEVICE is what’s important – but it’s not. It’s what the device enables people to hear that’s important.
Moving into the “infinate dial” universe – the smart battle isn’t trying to GET people to spend less time with iPod type devices and more time with Radio type devices.
The smart effort is in LETTING people spend more time with Radio ON their iPods.
The battleground expands from airwaves – into PodSpace. Call it PodShare.