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Why is it Called an iPod ?

The humble iPod is said to have launched Apple’s success into a whole ‘nuther level. Originally first released in 2001, the iPod has gone through many different incarnations to the the very slick device of today.

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So why call it an “iPod”?

Well the story goes that freelance copywriter Vinnie Chieco, coined the name iPod. After seeing the prototype and inspired by the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, which includes a line – “Open the pod bay door, Hal!”, Vinnie decided on iPod.

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It seems that iPod has gone from strength to strength, whilst Vinnie seems to have dwindled into relative insignificance. Long live the iPod !

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod

http://www.digitopoly.org/2012/09/13/apples-optimal-product-failure-rate/

http://www.ibtimes.com/apple-ipod-turns-10-history-change-over-decade-photos-video-553073

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2061143/iPod-inspired-Stanley-Kubrick-movie-2001-A-Space-Odyssey.html



16 thoughts on “Why is it Called an iPod ?

  1. Thanks for the follow. I am not interested in trying to make money online, but I like the style of the rest of your blog, and wish you happiness and success. Regards from Norfolk, England. Pete.

    1. My pleasure and thankyou 🙂 I’m always interested in making money, online or otherwise … The making money online post was an expose on a scammer, so not a marketing ploy, presumably you didn’t see that …

      I’ve added you on my links –> friends, you doing the same helps people find our blogs 🙂

      Keep in touch …

      Cheers

      Don Charisma
      Londoner now living in South-East-Asia !

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  3. 2001: A Space Odyssey—that’s an awesome reference~

    though according to that story, we should have already sent manned-flights to Jupiter like…12 years ago? scifi-tales certainly fly far…

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