Monday, September 12, 2005
what's really inside
so there was a study done on how much people actually use their ipods as far as capacity is concerned. half, they found, only put 100 songs onto their ipods (which is like the equivalent of about 9 albums) and the average was 375 songs. who ARE these people? why would you spend so much money on something that is merely more convenient than swapping out your cd every day (or, i guess, if you only have 100 songs, every month)? keep in mind that these 1,000+ people were surveyed before the shuffle was introduced, so i bet the bell curve would have sharply dropped had they been included.
i'm not saying that everyone has to own 400 albums and carry them around on their ipod at all times just in case they all of a sudden have to hear that one song from 1983 that they used to really like, but this study is indicative of the fact that people buy shit that they don't need because they feel like they ought to. i have to admit, when my ipod breaks (twice already) and i am forced to commute with my old discman - which, a year ago, was my mainstay - i feel a little bit lame.
i do think it's an interesting dig that they mention that almost no one they polled noted country music as their favorite genre.