Gadgets '06

XIII.4 July + August 2006
Page: 24
Digital Citation

The music is the message


Authors:
Matt Jones, Steve Jones

Lost in Music? Picture this. A young woman, head back, swaying gracefully, lost in the music being played by her tiny mobile audio appliance. She's standing waiting for a train. Other commuters swarm nearby, headphones on, listening in more muted ways to the soundtracks they've chosen to accompany today's episode of their daily routine. Mobile music players—iPods, Walkmans and the like—are exciting for those of us involved in thinking about the future of mobile devices and services. Like the mobile phone—increasing numbers of which also sport a music player—these are gadgets that people actually desire, and aspire to own.…




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