The first and only tribute post I ever wrote prior to this was dedicated to the most influential person in music. That was July 2009 and of course, it was Michael Jackson.
Today I write this from a completely different and less emotional mind set, but with total appreciation to a man that not only changed the way in which whole world uses technology, but also how said technology influenced my life. Continue Reading
In the late ’90s and early aughts, MP3 players were known, well, as MP3 players.
However, when Apple launched the iPod on October 21, 2001, it was such a huge success that it only took a couple of years for most people to simply start using the name “iPod” whenever they referred to an MP3 player.
Apple had sold 125,000 iPods by the end of 2001; it sold a flabbergasting 225 million by 2010.
Coupled with the music management/online music store one-two punch that was iTunes, the iPod turned out to be one of the most successful gadgets of all time.
In the amazing infographic after the jump, you can see the rise of the iPod and iTunes and how they’ve affected our lives over the last nine years.
It’s true: The rest of the MP3 market never stood a chance.