iPod Generation

Living with the iPod generation is like living with a bunch of people who are hard of hearing.



  1. Stephen

    I remember many years ago when people first started walking around with headphones on with their walk-mans (walk-men?), how I thought that was the silliest thing I’d ever seen. I thought it was bordering on criminal that they were ignoring all the sound around them – birds and traffic and other people. But the iPod people seem so lonely and isolated, as if they are saying “Don’t relate to me, don’t look at me, I’ve created a world that is better than yours…” Maybe I’m over thinking it? Maybe it’s because I don’t have one?

  2. Katja

    The iPod generation seem to bond over their doodads and playlists. I figure I’m just turning into a fuddy-duddy (which is fine, it’s inevitable). I’ve never been able to live life with constant musical accompaniment, but even in the 70s, before any of that stuff, there were folks who somehow couldn’t survive without their tunes.

  3. Melanie

    Oh, yes — ever since Lyndon got one, he’ll forget he has earphones on and start talking in his outside voice.


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