Today Is The Day I Defend My iPod

I have an iPod Shuffle, and I like it a lot. It plays my music, and it plays it well. I don’t use it to pick up chicks or to impress my friends or to dance around the house in black silhouette mode… it’s just a thing that does a job.

So when I went looking around for reviews on the mobiBlue DAH-1500i mp3 player, I happened along a site called Anything But iPod. Here’s their shtick:

The fact is that Apple makes a half decent mp3 player. I own or have owned several different Apple MP3 players. However, I feel that there are better choices available. With the iPod there are no decisions to make; you give up your right to choose. You are just another face in the crowd, with the same player and the same service. With other mp3 players you have the right to choose from several different services and with those services you are able to choose which player matches you as an individual. This website is dedicated to individuals that can think for themselves. Individuals that can make a decision based on the facts not what corporations or the media dictates.

Congrats, dude. You’re just as much of a tool as my shuffle.

2 Replies to “Today Is The Day I Defend My iPod”

  1. What’s wrong with having a choice (non-iPod), or voicing an opinion? You do it on your site. Pointless, and even though your site looks slick it’s banal.

  2. @Dave:
    “This website is dedicated to individuals that can think for themselves. Individuals that can make a decision based on the facts not what corporations or the media dictates.”

    This is troll-bait, plain and simple. Not to mention ignorant of the cold, death-like grip ALL content providers have on nearly all pay-for-download music services. If you or the folks at anythingbutipod.com (one in the same?) think that using Rhapsody, Napster, or any other provider sets you free and makes you an informed consumer, you need to do a little reading and a lot of thinking.

    Re-read my post. My point isn’t about the importance of the brand you choose; it’s about the ignorance of thinking you’re saving the world/increasing your cool/sticking it to the man by avoiding one brand and patronizing another.

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