Josh Byers


Writing about books, culture, ministry, design and my family

The iPod Cometh

It is finally here. I would have posted sooner, but I was too busy uploading my entire music library... now what do I do with the other 54 gb? Needless to say it is a beautiful piece of equipment. My expectations were pretty high and I am glad to say that they have been exceeded. I don't know what I like better, listening to it or looking at it.

The good people at Sitepoint were supposed to send me a 40 gb iPod Photo but unfortunetely they don't sell the 40 gb version anymore so they upgraded me to the 60 gb version. Very Cool!

The sound is great and it couldn't be easier to use. One of the best things is that I can use it in my car and its a pretty cool thing to have any song available without having to switch CD's in and out. I also like the fact that it displays the artwork for the album of each song. Not a big deal but one of the little nuances that make it hip.

The only thing that I have been disapointed with is iTunes. The program feels very clunky and is not user friendly in my opinion. Maybe I am just used to Windows Media, but I prefer it at this point. I like the layout of WMP better. All of your choices of album, artist, genre, etc are in expandable menus along the side as opposed to iTunes at the top. iTunes is also a lot slower and uses more memory.

The music store is pretty cool and the podcast subscribing is off the charts.

So, all in all I am happy and I am really looking forward to a long relationship with my iPod.