Tuesday, December 28, 2004


The iPod: cool shiny music thingy or first cultural icon of the 21st century?

"Is the iPod a fad? Not really. It's the next stage of music listening,'' Bull said in an e-mail. "It represents a merging of aesthetics with technological functionalism ... thus permitting you to join the rhythm of your mind with the rhythm of the world.''

That, in turn, is causing a shift of the "celebration of culture'' away from large communal areas such as a cathedral, "a space we could all inhabit, '' to the world of the iPod, "which exists in our heads,'' he said.
Wow. and I was just happy I didn't haven't to haul all my cds to West Virginia . . . .

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