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johnbro23
Nov 27, 2004, 10:13 PM
Why does Apple refer to the iPod as simply iPod. It just sounds kind of silly.

A quick example on the "iPod on the go" page in the iPod store:

Why I Might Need a Case:
I want to protect iPod
I want to take iPod for a workout

irmongoose
Nov 27, 2004, 10:41 PM
Steve seems to have a weird take on English grammar.



irmongoose

tech4all
Nov 27, 2004, 11:06 PM
Why does Apple refer to the iPod as simply iPod. It just sounds kind of silly.

A quick example on the "iPod on the go" page in the iPod store:

Why I Might Need a Case:
I want to protect iPod
I want to take iPod for a workout

To me it almost makes "iPod" a proper name rather than saying "my iPod" or "the iPod".

Kwyjibo
Nov 27, 2004, 11:09 PM
because your supposed to
A) treat your ipod like a human
B) ensure that it gets regular workouts

DUHH

munkle
Nov 28, 2004, 01:48 AM
Steve seems to have a weird take on English grammar.



irmongoose

Think Different ;) :p

Mord
Nov 28, 2004, 04:33 AM
there trying to personalise it hence ipod socks to keep your ipod warm, wtf it should stay cold it's a HD mp3 player.

topicolo
Nov 28, 2004, 04:57 AM
They did that for the mac when it was first introduced.

eg. Meet Macintosh

Chappers
Nov 28, 2004, 06:30 AM
I thought we all treated our Apple kit as human.

5300cs
Nov 28, 2004, 06:38 AM
you mean they aren't human?



"Meet Macintosh" yet I have an old luggage tag that reads "Test Drive A Macintosh".

johnbro23
Nov 28, 2004, 10:42 AM
That makes sense that theyre trying to personalize it, but it kind of sounds like theyre cavemen to the non-iPod owner.

Koodauw
Nov 28, 2004, 11:30 AM
your computer as a person. Its a common apple theme. As indicated by the "breathing" light on every Macintosh. It would be really cool on a iPod.

*Off topic*
Does anyone know what iPod really means? Or where it comes from?

munkle
Nov 28, 2004, 11:53 AM
*Off topic*
Does anyone know what iPod really means? Or where it comes from?

Don't know where the name came from but I love one Mac journalists' response to it, " I love the fact that nothing about its outward appearance or its name gives me the slightest hint as to its function or features. I'm confident that I'm now only one level of abstraction away from just putting money in a big box and mailing it to Apple for no specific reason." :p