by Cesare Rocchi

That White Thing

tags: iPod

It was 2004. I decided to buy a Mac. It was an iBook G4.

I was about to click “Buy” when I spotted an offer for another white thing. Did I need it? I thought I didn’t, but I added it to the cart anyway. It even delayed the whole shipment. I didn’t know it yet, but it was worth it. It was an iPod.

I took it with me while I was running, sleeping, in line at the post office, on the train. All the music I liked, in my pocket, ready for my ears. Heaven. The Mac has changed my life, but the iPod made it happier.

Today the “real iPod” is not on sale anymore. Only the iPod Touch is available. It’s cool, but it’s not the same.

I am gonna jealously keep my iPod in the drawer, but sometimes I still feel it in my right pocket.