Apple’s iPod turned 10 years old this month. Time flies, right? It’s hard to believe that 10 years ago the thing that caused a worldwide musical movement was born, and today we live under its umbrella, whether consciously or not. The iPod is a cultural symbol, an artistic symbol, a symbol of progress. It can be almost anything, to anyone.
Many of us, myself included, take for granted that the iPod was a truly pivotal moment in the development of music around the world. So I particularly enjoy this video of Steve Jobs introducing the very first iPod, 10 years ago:
Thinking about the pivotal moment in music that happened 10 years ago with the birth of the iPod brings new appreciation for the tools at our fingertips today, and the worldwide community that proves how important it is to make and share music, everywhere.