MP3 Player News That Makes No Sense

A couple of strange MP3 items today:

  1. Barack Obama has a Zune. A Zune?  The future leader of our country doesn’t even have an iPod?  I, like the folks at Gizmodo, am stunned.  Especially since he famously uses a Mac.  Also, Zune?  Even I, a huge snob who shuns iPod for Creative Zen, can’t help but wonder what’s up with that.
  2. There’s a shortage of iPods this holiday season. Not just new iPods or Touches, but even nanos and Shuffles.  How is that possible?  Seems that, with the economy in the tank and less room in people’s budgets, iPods are relatively inexpensive gifts that are a safe bet.  As Gizmodo points out, “there aren’t many people who would be unhappy to get an iPod.” Perhaps Obama’s Zune was a gift from someone who couldn’t find an iPod.

Update:  The world makes sense again: Obama is actually an iPodPerson after all.  Though, as someone in the office pointed out, an iPod isn’t really Change or Hope.  Maybe if he was actually a Creative Zen user…

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