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iPod touch: Five great years!

6 September 2012 1,275 views 2 Comments

Thank you, Apple and Steve Jobs, for five great years. The iPod touch has been a real game changer…

A century ago, the automobile replaced the horse, solving the problem of what to do with all of those equine crap cookies. The electric light similarly saved us from self-immolation by kerosine and whale oil. And, in 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the iPod touch, saving kids and, perhaps to a greater degree, parents from the pratfalls of the Nintendo DS.

My kids each had a Nintendo DS and used to constantly pester me for new games which cost $20, $30, $40, $50 or more. Moreover, they were forever losing the little stylus needed to play those games — no fun for dad.

Also, my kids were endlessly wanting time on our family Mac to watch YouTube, play games, chat with their friends and, sometimes, even do homework. Shudder.

See also: 10 Great iOS Games for boys

Then on September 5, 2007 (Wikipedia) Steve Jobs introduced the original iPod touch (clip below) and things began to change for the better. The kids got palm-sized computers that could do all of those things and the games cost a lot less, especially the multitude of titles that are free, with no styluses to lose.

Plus the iPod touch has a perfectly serviceable digital still and HD video camera, a big bonus.

So, thank you, Apple and Steve Jobs, for five great years. With more than 82 million sold worldwide, four to our family, the iPod touch has been a real game changer…

What’s your take?


Steve Jobs introduces the original iPod touch in 2007.

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