The I-pod continues to revolutionize and isolate in equal measure. Where as you would never really see a business person with a CD player or a radio plugged in, now everyone is at home rotating through their entire music collection in the 8.45 rush hour mush.
You just plug in. scroll through, and disappear.
Now that would be something, if you could actually physically vanish when you plug into one of them. Like Frodo wearing the Ring. Internal Vs External space. Being in two places at once, no hassle.
I won't be throwing mine in Mount Doom any day soon.