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Uber-blogger in retirement, Andrew Sullivan in his latest column for The Times of London pens an ode to the church of Apple, and how iPod people have taken over the normally bustling, crazy and funky Manhattan. There were little white wires hanging down from their ears, […]

Uber-blogger in retirement, Andrew Sullivan in his latest column for The Times of London pens an ode to the church of Apple, and how iPod people have taken over the normally bustling, crazy and funky Manhattan.

There were little white wires hanging down from their ears, or tucked into pockets, purses or jackets. The eyes were a little vacant. Each was in his or her own musical world, walking to their soundtrack, stars in their own music video, almost oblivious to the world around them. These are the iPod people. … Even without the white wires you can tell who they are. They walk down the street in their own MP3 cocoon, bumping into others, deaf to small social cues, shutting out anyone not in their bubble.

  1. Any day now, I’m girding myself to see somebody walking their dog on the streets of New York, London or elsewhere, with it’s own iPod in its ears.

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  2. How is it different from someone using a walkman except for iPod is technologically more advanced. I beleive this ipod thing is a bit overhyped .. after all how many other countries beside USA is a big fan of iPod. So to say how many other countries beside USA care to be a fan of American music?

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  3. Time to Short Apple?

    Apple is the company people love to love. It’s got brand equity and loyalty out the wazoo, even after treating that same user body like crap for a good part of the ’90s. (Apple drove me into Dell’s arms with OS 7.5.) Your average techie, and certai…

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