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6. At Home When You Should Be Worshipping
If you’ve ever had to get up early for church, you’ve had at least one occasion of longing to stay home listening to Nick Drake and promising never to drink again. Unfortunately, you then run the risk of being smited by your deity of choice. Luckily, many churches are “GodCasting” so that you can get your fill of the divine without having to get up so early.
5. In Redmond, WA
A few years back, stories about the abundance of iPods on the Microsoft campus flew across the internets. While we all got a giggles out of that, no doubt the situation still exists. In the post-Zune age, rocking a new iPod Touch in Redmond is probably even more verboten.
4. At Doug Morris’ House
Doug Morris is the CEO of the Universal Music Group who famously claimed that iPods and their ilk were “repositories for stolen music, and they all know it.” With that rationale, Morris was able to extort a buck out of Microsoft for every Zune sold. Recently, Morris’ Universal was one of the first labels to sign up with Amazon’s DRM-free MP3 store. Perhaps the $4 a month he makes on Zune sales isn’t cutting it?
3. On Public Transit
Without my iPod, I wouldn’t be able to cope with a daily commute on public transit. My earbuds keep crazies from talking to me on crowded trains. Still, that peace of mind isn’t without risk. Reports abound of iPod thefts on public transit. No doubt the tell-tale white earbuds are the best thing to happen to subway thieves in the last decade. A headphone company rep at MacExpo recently told me “Last year, everyone wanted white cables. This year? All black.” Coincidence?