iPod what does the name mean?

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    MacBandit

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    This recently hit me. I don't remember anyone at anytime questioning the name of the iPod. Why did Apple name the thing iPod? It sounds like some alien thing or maybe a plant thing. The only thing I could come up with is Personal Organizer Device. That's leaving the i off since the i has lost much of it's original meaning that it had in the time since the iMac or internet Mac came out.

    Has this been discussed here before? I did a fairly thorough search and was unable to come up with anything here on MacRumors. If anyone one has any insight into this please let me/us know.
     
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    Here's one opionion on the matter.

     
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    Until I get my iPod fixed *again*, I'm dubbing it "Piece of Dung." :mad:
     
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    How about "I p****d on Diamond"? They make the Rio series of MP3 players but the company has another name now.
     
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    i got it

    i know what ipod means, too bad its closer to a pda's description!! ok iPod= internet personal organization device, so what do y'all think?
     
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    Re: i got it


    Hmmm. Sounds like you read my initial thread post and just reposted it?
     
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    oops

    i totally missed that part of your post, so sorry macbandit
     
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    Re: oops

    Not a problem. Seems to go around. People just don't read the entire thread and then start posting away. I've done it a time or two myself.
     
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    Until I looked at the link, I would have sworn that article came from CARS.
     
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    ipod name

    Here are a couple of ideas for you to ponder.

    The first comes from the Liddell and Scott Dictionary of Ancient Greek.
    Though morphologically different to iPod ... I think its close enough to be interesting ...

    ephod-iazô , Ion. epod- , furnish with supplies for a journey

    The second idea ... is that "Pod" may refer to the old science-fiction standby of the "escape pod" ... which works on a number of different levels as the name for an mp3 player.

    Now if only I owned one ....
     
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    binary_refinery

    hey binary_refinery i just got a new 5 gig replacement, still in factory plastic and scratch free, how much would you be willing to pay me for it, i'll include a 50 dollar pair of sony earbuds, the charger, and the firewire cable and it includes a full 1 year warranty as of yesterday? any other takers?
     

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