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Cult of iPod by Leander Kahney
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Dec 13, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: music, read-in-11, nonfiction

With its sleek design and short, well-focused chapters, this book is a quick and engaging read about the obsession many audiophiles have with the iPod. Like any book about technology, this one is already a bit out of date, but it does a good job of capturing how much of a cultural phenomenon the iPod was in its early years. Kahney was writing extensively about Apple products for Wired at the time, so his bias is clear, and at times the chapters felt a bit more like excerpts than fully-formed pieces. The layout is eye-catching, though the font is a little small and runs so far across the page that more than once I nearly cracked the spine of my copy trying to read everything on a line. That said, it's a great starting place for those interested in the impact the iPod has had on our society.

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