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i must be a nerd

Post #162 • November 26, 2003, 6:53 AM

I must be a nerd, because I think this is cool, and not, say, creepy and unsanitary (from Wired; thanks, Zephoria):

Crandall was boldly approached by another iPod user, a 30ish woman bopping enthusiastically to some high-energy tune.

"She walked right up to me and got within my comfort field," Crandall stammered. "I was taken aback. She pulled out the earbuds on her iPod and indicated the jack with her eyes."

Warily unplugging his own earbuds, Crandall gingerly plugged them into the woman's iPod, and was greeted by a rush of techno.

"We listened for about 30 seconds," Crandall said. "No words were exchanged. We nodded and walked off."

The following evening, Crandall saw the woman again. This time, she was sharing her iPod with another iPod regular Crandall had spotted on his walks.

Within a couple of days, Crandall had performed the iPod sharing ritual with all the other four or five regulars he sees on his walks. Since August, they've listened to each other's music dozens of times.

And boy, do I feel this (Dave Evans):

my spiritual intent and calm abiding goes out the window when a shiny, new, expensive box arrives in the mail. last week my new twelve inch g4 powerbook showed up.

I want one of these. I say to myself, "I could sell my 14-month old G4 iMac for a few hundred bucks, and I have to upgrade to Panther anyway, so that would be like getting it for $450 cheaper..." Not only false, but pathetic and demented.

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