iPodish Friday

My niece is here from North Carolina and she’s sporting an iPod supplied by her university. She’s in a dance program and her and other ‘arty’ types get the iPods free for the year as they integrate music with their art.

There is absolutely no connection between that bit of info and this next bit. Or is there ?

inquote Technology surpassed beer drinking as the most “in” thing among U.S. undergraduate college students. According to USA Today and Student Monitor’s Lifestyle & Media Study, iPods are more “in” than beer across American college campuses.
full story here

This is a very sad state of affairs. And just when I’m thinking things are really going to crap, I see this story…

inquote A US firm has invented a new iPod accessory which combines the portable music player with a toilet roll holder.
full story here.

Clearly, things are well past the ‘gone too far’ stage.