I've been playing a little game recently and I thought I'd share it with you, dear reader. The game is to see how long it takes you to spot someone, anyone, listening to an iPod in the time it takes you to leave your house and get to wherever it is you are going. As I live just round the corner from where I seem to be spending most of my time at the moment, this doesn't leave much time to spot one of the diminutive white jukeboxes. Thankfully though, they have rather distinctive earphones whose earbuds stand out a mile away and whose cable has a way of hanging just so.
The game has become somewhat easier of late, with all those iPods sold over Christmas finding their way into the hands of London's hipsters (What? You didn't get one? Me neither. Guess we just ain't cool enough ;) ). My current best for time is at the bus stop (which for the record is about fifteen seconds walk from my front door) - which was almost broken the other day as I looked out of my window, about the house and spotted what turned out to be a Creative Nomad Jukebox Zen NX (snappy name, eh?). Although not really related to a journey from home to work/whatever, my frequency record currently stands at four iPods in a space of about 50 metres (The ground floor of the library - spotted during a walk from the communal discussion area to the exit).
This (admittedly rather dull and slightly techno-fetishistic) game may become a lot more amusing when the iPod minis become available, in particular the ghetto-fabulous blingPod...