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College Students Rate iPods Over Beer

Discussion in 'MacRumors News Discussion (archive)' started by MacRumors, Jun 8, 2006.


If you were in college (or still are), what would you say is "in"? Select 1 or more.

  1. iPod

    81 vote(s)
  2. The Opposite Sex

    135 vote(s)
  3. Alcoholic Beverages (including beer)

    83 vote(s)
  4. Sleep

    62 vote(s)
  5. Getting your education / studying

    44 vote(s)
  1. macrumors bot



    In what can only be described as a stunning development, undergrad students have rated Apple's iPod as the most "in" thing (according to a Student Monitor study reported by the AP), eclipsing beer for only the second time in the study's 18 year history. 73% of the students surveyed rated the iPod as "in", while beer and social networking website Facebook.com garnered second place with 71%.

    The last time beer was knocked from the top spot was 1997, when the Internet took top prize. The AP article is mirrored at CNN.
  2. macrumors 68020



    Man, we're a bunch of dry, geeks.
  3. macrumors 6502


    I'm in college. I have an iPod, use facebook, and don't drink beer.
  4. macrumors 68030

    I never knew anyone at university to have drunk beer....they started with Absolut and went on from there.

    I live in a campus town and the white headphones are so terribly ubiquitous that it makes me wish iPod were a tad less popular. It's hardly the music player for the rest of us--iPod has become the music player for all of us!
  5. macrumors 68020


    So what? I rate beer over college students!
  6. macrumors 604



    Times do change....

    Talk about socializing:
    - "gonna have a beer with me tonight?"
    - "nah, I'll be listening to my iPod this evening"
  7. macrumors 6502


    I remember back in 2002 when I was one of about five kids on campus that had white head phones. When we'd pass each other in the hall we'd give each other a nod, as if to say, "You are a freakin' stud. Sporting your iPod. The rest of the world doesn't know what they're missing." Well, I guess the rest of the world finally found out what they were missing and realized they needed to have it.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Beer and the opposite sex any day of the week for me.
  9. macrumors 68040


    Welcome to slow news day on MacRumors.

    In college its all about sleep! Take your iPod to class, and play on your powerbook till 4AM in the morning, then get 12 hours of sleep and repeat:D
  10. macrumors 6502


    I still have that same iPod, by the way. Haven't purchased a new one. It's a 2nd Gen 10G that now sits in my car, plugged into my stereo. When I got it, it was only supported on OS X.
  11. macrumors regular

    yay apple!
  12. macrumors 601


    And if you're lucky you don't even need the beer for the second. :D
  13. macrumors 68030


    I got my first iPod fall of 2002 as well! I only knew two other people on campus with one.

    How about a choice for admiring the same sex from afar?! lol.......
  14. macrumors regular

    I'm amazed anyone can make it through university without beer.

    It is a critical stress relief factor.
  15. macrumors 65816

    for me opposite sex and sleep. The ipod is nice but come on Girls and sleep. both are great things.

    Sleep is really nice if one can get it. Last time I slept 8 hours 2 weeks ago. since then I am lucky to get 5 hours per 24 hours. *before that we are talking 3 months with little sleep there where other issues involved there.
  16. macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    If you're smart about it, you can combine all of them into one glorious mish-mash of fun. Except the studying, of course. :p
  17. macrumors 603


    I'm Gettin' A Woodie Just Thinking About Her FrontSide Busts

    I'm Gettin' A Woodie Just Thinking About Her FrontSide Busts. ;)

    New definiton of "Woodie" is the Woodcrest based Quad Intel Mac Pro. Just invented today by Macinposh over at the "Xserve July, Mac Pro in August?" Thread. :)
  18. macrumors 6502


    As a university student, I can tell you that beer and alcohol in general is far from "out." I have an iPod, drink, have a FaceBook and sleep.
  19. macrumors G4


    I'm in college, have an iPod, love alhoholic stuff but not so much into the opposite sex (often) ;)
  20. macrumors 6502a


    Well drinking and dancing do go together hand in hand...so it all makes sense.

    Sleep and bar hopping should be up there too though.
  21. macrumors 601


    Love how I can look forward to MacRumors rehashing most of ArsTechnica's Mac stories two days later...just in case I missed them. :rolleyes:
  22. macrumors G5


    Someday maybe I'll understand the obsession with alcohol, but, come on... SLEEP ROCKS!

    If you haven't voted, DO IT! This is important! Sleep is losing!

    I have never even heard of Facebook, and their home page sure doesn't wow me. Is it that thing where you mash you face inside a book until it dries totally flat? (Or that might be some flower thing.)
  23. macrumors 6502a


    BYU doesn't count, boy do I miss that place :D
  24. macrumors 601


    That may be due to the fact that those people are in fact going about their favourite activity ;)
  25. macrumors 65816

    I'm in college. I have an iPod (3 in fact), use facebook, and I think beer is much, much cooler than iPods. If Steve Jobs invented something as cool as beer the world would be a better place.

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