Check out the cover of the August 8, 2005 issue of Time Magazine. The "very complicated child" is wearing an iPod unit that unfortunately showcases the very same problem everyone we know has lived with: namely, a broken cord on one (or both) of the wires leading to the speakers. In this image, the popular "knot solution" is employed, but tape is sometimes used as well, or a third party set of buds are finally purchased! When is apple going to fix this problem and make a replacement set available to previous owners? Clearly this is a global problem.