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Sunday, October 15, 2006
‘Good for the Soul’
Newsweek Apple sycophant Steven Levy snags a nice Steve Jobs interview discussing the upcoming fifth anniversary of the iPod. Some select quotes:
"The way you can tell that you're onto something interesting is if everybody who knows about the project wants one themselves, if they can't wait to go out and open up their own wallets to buy one. That was clearly the case with the iPod. Everybody on the team wanted one."
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"We tried make something much more holistic and simple ... We believe that customers are smart, and want objects which are well thought through."
[Are you worried about Zune?] "In a word, no. I've seen the demonstrations on the Internet about how you can find another person using a Zune and give them a song they can play three times. It takes forever. By the time you've gone through all that, the girl's got up and left! You're much better off to take one of your earbuds out and put it in her ear. Then you're connected with about two feet of headphone cable."
"It's hard to imagine that music is not the epicenter of the iPod, for a long, long, long, long, long time ... I think that music faded in importance for a while, and the iPod has helped to bring music back into people's lives in a really meaningful way. Music is so deep within all of us, but it's easy to go for a day or a week or a month or a year without really listening to music. And the iPod has changed that for tens of millions of people, and that makes me really happy, because I think music is good for the soul."