We Can Work It Out, Can’t We? 5 years of iPod Piracy.

So there’s a whole bunlde of fanwank on the net today because it’s the ‘five year’ anniversary of Apple’s iPod. And I have to say, watching the presentation where it came out, it wouldn’t have made me jump up to get it then (or now). When you tout 10 hours battery life, and five years latter you’re touting, erhm, 10 hours battery life, there’s not a lot to get excited about. What I did like though was the CD collection (85 CD’s) used to represent the 5gb iPod’s capabilities. Here’s a corner of it…

That;’s right, even then the big selling point was you can copy (illegally if you’re in the UK) your CD collection to your portable device. Or just grab the MP3’s from the net. And look, there’s the Beatles “Hard Day’s Night” album showing you can really stick it to the man and digitise one of the bands that iTunes still can’t sell.