Sunday, 3 October 2010

My relationship with my iPOD Touch 3G 64GB

How it all began:
I got it as a birthday present. At first I thought, this is the best mobile thing in the market that plays music. How accurate was that?
A few months afterwards*, I found myself not only downloading music on my iPOD Touch, video clips, and short YouTube videos but best of all came in the form of my favourite anime shows. Today my iPOD has more than 10 different anime series, some of them are more than a 100 episodes. Lately, I harnessed a new iPOD addiction- downloading free apps from the apple store!
Some apps include games, puzzles, dictionaries, encyclopedias, audio books, touristic info, TV and radio broadcasting stations (including a few news channels). Yet, the most alluring ones were hypnosis apps! Indeed you can get hypnosis sessions from the comfort of your couch! Now how effective those are is yet another matter. My experience of them however, was one of sheer amusement and delight.
To conclude, today I share with this little device a part of myself. I have develpoed an irreversible relationship with it. I reach out for my iPOD whenever I need anything from How to Make Suchi to Whats Happening in Ouagadougou. And yes, my friend (who is a new iPOD Touch owner and who's status on Facebook recently changed back to "single") had a point when she expressed, "with the iPOD Touch at hand who needs a boyfriend"!


* for an IT phobic like me, that's actually quite fast!

1 comment:

  1. I believe Apple has succeeded where others "didn't really make it", and that's user experience.
    iPod, iPhone, iPad... are "high Tech" devices very simple and easy to use for non-Tech person!
    While most tech savvy would want a device that multitasks (running multiple applications at the same time), a non-tech person might not know what multitasking is! and is quite happy about doing one task at a time.

    Multitasking existed in computing since long time ago, but it was only introduced few months back in the latest OS on iPad and iPhone because (in my opinion) "user experience" was given higher priority over over "functionality"; and its popularity proves just that; iPod and iPhone were popular long ago before multitasking.

    In this case, it looks like the "user experience" has evolved into what you called "relationship"!
    For this, I'd say well done Apple.