After many years (3) of faithful service my 4th generation iPod died. In meantime what has happened to the competition? The Sony Walkman once king of mobile music players is surprisingly absent from my view. Microsoft's Zune does not seem to have captured the imagination of many,or it is just me?
And so I am left to select among the expanding varitions of the iPod for one that best suits my needs. This is something I will do gladly, partly because Apple is "pushing the envelope". In other words addressing the needs of consumers (me) with products that provide a level of freedom/independence that the other industry leaders refuse to trust consumers (me) with. As music companies had before itunes, now cell phone providers are resisting the desires of consumers to be free...