Bull Session With Professor IPod

Interview with author of “Sounding out the City: Personal Stereos and the Management of Everyday Life” on the impact of the iPod
“For example, a lot of people use it to go to work, for commuting. I found that they use the same music on a regular basis. They will often play the same half-dozen tunes for three months, and each part of the journey has its own tune. It gives them control of the journey, the timing of the journey and the space they are moving through. It’s a generalization, but the main use (of the iPod) is control. People like to be in control. They are controlling their space, their time and their interaction … and they’re having a good time. That can’t be understated — it gives them a lot of pleasure.”
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Wavemarket location based blogs

“WaveMarket extends recent, fast-emerging blogging technology into a wider circle. Any mobile handset user can now share information on anything–restaurants, safety warnings, missing children, truck tracking or buddy finder alerts. Through WaveMarket’s “master blog,” everyone becomes an instant broadcast journalist on location, and through our blog, WaveMarket becomes their distribution channel.”
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