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April Fools Day 2009: The niPod

I've been doing April Fools Day jokes online for long enough to know that there are good ideas and bad ideas.

This year, I had a rather indifferent idea.

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Introducing the Nikon iPod or the niPod. The idea is an iPod Classic merged with a Nikon Coolpix camera modeled off of something like the S52c.

You can read all about it The Gadget Grill where the announcement landed.

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Honestly, it's not my best work. It's good Photoshop work but not a great AFD joke. 

We actually were working on something big but it didn't get out in time. I think I've put far too much creative energy into my Easter Boxes, to be honest, and didn't start working on the April Fools Day stuff 'till late.

Invasion of the iPods!

In the past few months, I've noticed a trend among the many people I see in the city.

iPod's are everywhere.

And when I say "iPod", this isn't me making that commonly known factoid-crap where I confuse an mp3 player — any mp3 player — for an iPod.

This is me noting how many iPod's seem to have been taken up and put into use by the public at large.

I see the official Apple earbuds almost everywhere I go. He's got one! And so does she! The people you just saw in the coffee shop; they do too!

And there are people who don't like earbuds or use better quality listening devices than the mediocre Apple ones. Sennheiser and Shure and Sony, oh my!

Seriously, Apple are taking over the market. In the space of a decade, they've turned themselves around from the fading computer company that only graphics and sound people really cared about.

Do you want to know why (and haven't read every other article or written piece like this so you can't point flaws in half of what I say)?


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