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Old Mar 19, 2006, 05:58 PM   #1
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"pod".... i dont get it

What does Pod mean in iPod? I understand iMac is for Mac, iBook is for book(notebook), iTunes... tunes, etc...but not iPod.
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 05:59 PM   #2
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 06:07 PM   #3
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i think that the pod part ipod is like the ipod is a "pod" for playing music.
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 06:09 PM   #4
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it's a pod for holding music, photos, Vids and Personal info
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it's a pod for holding music, photos, Vids and Personal info
Oh, OK. I was gonna guess something like it stood for Personal something Device. I couldnt figure out something for "O".
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 06:16 PM   #6
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it's a pod for holding music, photos, Vids and Personal info
Of course, when they named it it was a pod for holding music.
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no idea where it came from, but it sure is catchy! and obviously popular....
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 06:33 PM   #8
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It's a reference to Apple's dream that, in the future, people will live encased in pods, doing nothing but listening to digital music and surfing the web on pristine computers, all day long, for every day of their lives. Never, ever, seeing the outside light.

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It's a reference to Apple's dream that, in the future, people will live encased in pods, doing nothing but listening to digital music and surfing the web on pristine computers, all day long, for every day of their lives. Never, ever, seeing the outside light.
Oh man, that sounds nice
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Oh man, that sounds nice
the best part of it is that it exists… and i want one badly.
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 06:50 PM   #11
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i have one many times bigger with a pc a g4 cube and my ibook, it's called my room.
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 06:51 PM   #12
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i have one many times bigger with a pc a g4 cube and my ibook, it's called my room.
Yeah, but if your room has windows in it, you're cheating.
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It's a reference to Apple's dream that, in the future, people will live encased in pods, doing nothing but listening to digital music and surfing the web on pristine computers, all day long, for every day of their lives. Never, ever, seeing the outside light.

Sounds like an easy life.
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Yeah, but if your room has windows in it, you're cheating.
I blame winxponmac.com...
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If you look back at the responses from when it came out, it stands idiots price our devices.
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It's a reference to Apple's dream that, in the future, people will live encased in pods, doing nothing but listening to digital music and surfing the web on pristine computers, all day long, for every day of their lives. Never, ever, seeing the outside light.

now that is just plain scary
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It's a reference to Apple's dream that, in the future, people will live encased in pods, doing nothing but listening to digital music and surfing the web on pristine computers, all day long, for every day of their lives. Never, ever, seeing the outside light.

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What is this called? I wanna Google it.
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OMG nobody even checked Dictionary??? Shame...

"a detachable or self-contained unit on an aircraft, spacecraft, vehicle, or vessel, having a particular function"

This one is less accurate though:

an elongated seed vessel of a leguminous plant such as the pea [or apple], splitting open on both sides when ripe. <???(maybe that's a hint for future iPods....)
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Old Mar 19, 2006, 09:48 PM   #20
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Maybe a podcast? Even though they weren't on the iTMS, doesn't mean it can't be it.
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iPod = I Play on Demand ?
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Old Mar 20, 2006, 06:44 AM   #22
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ipod is a self-contained enclosure that plays music, etc. think of it like as in agriculture. peas grow in pods. one pod contains multiple peas. now imagine your music, videos, pictures, etc. are all peas. and you can keep them all together in a single 'pod'. hence, ipod. as far as the 'i' is concerned, i attribute that to just being apple's moniker.
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Intellectual Property On Demand?
I Prefer Owning Ditties?
I Purchase One Daily?
I "P" On Dell?
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Pod: a structure in which the contents grow, mature, evolve into something new, and usually greater, than whence it came

Seems appropriate enough
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the best part of it is that it exists… and i want one badly.
Any idea how much these things cost?
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