by oneafrikan on July 3, 2006
Thereâ€™s an interesting post about the decline of the iPod of late, which I find interesting for pretty much the same reasons that are outlined in the article:
- My battery is shot (Ssshhhht! Don’t let it hear you – it might just be playing tricks on me), and unpredictable even after a full charge. And yes, I’m pedantic about charging any battery I own.
- I’m almost certain that the people who make the iPod in China are not nearly as well paid as they could be. I know, we’re all supposed to be thriving capitalists, but I just can’t get away from the idea that someone is working in a sweatshop, resulting in Apple profitability. I want to see photo’s, video footage, an audit if possible, before I change my mind.
- I don’t like the digital rights management that comes with iTunes. A lot of my music was copied into mp3 from cd’s back in South Africa, and here in London. I’ve also bought music online, and yes I have downloaded from Kazaa before although I haven’t since late 2003. I want to be able to put any and all music into my player the way I want to, and I don’t want it to interfere with my ownership or lack thereof. iTunes is clunky too, in comparison to Winamp that is.
- Other than that it’s just peachy, but I’m definitely in the market for something other than an iPod