Matt Hartley: How the iPod changed everything

It was the size of a deck of cards, had enough space for about 1,000 songs and no one knew what to make of it.

On Oct. 24, 2001, The New York Times published a story about a quirky new portable music player made by a computer company that was small enough to fit in just about anyone’s front pocket.

The story appeared on page 8 of the newspaper’s business section. Not exactly prime real estate.

Analysts were bemused. The device had limited commercial potential, they said. After all, it was only compatible with less than 5 per cent of the computers in the United States. To the rest of the Windows crowd, “it doesn’t make any difference,” one observer opined.

Indeed, it was an inauspicious…

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