Billmon over at Whiskey Bar always has some good things to say about what’s going on in the world today. Today’s post on what’s on Shrub’s iPod was pretty thought-provoking. I’m an iPod user – I’ve had mine for a couple of years now, and use it somewhat frequently. Today I had it on all day, as I was writing a couple of letters of reference and needed to drown out all the office noise. Anyhow, I was struck by his concept that there is “an iPod demographic” of sorts, and that they consist of what I’d call Angry Young Men with Nothing To Do. So I emailed Billmon, and this is roughly what I told him:
I’m not sure that you’ve totally got the iPod demographic right…
cynthia has pink hair and is going to grad school in the fall at UCSD for computer science.
babs loves wonder woman, her recently-deceased hedgehog, and is a lifelong philadelphian.
anna works with someone you know [but she works the late-night shift so probably never sees that person.])
and me – i’ve got nothing posted about my ipod yet, but I did spend a good chunk of my day at work listening to it.
and almost all of the rest of my female, feminist, knitting, 20-30ish friends are iPod owners. i’m just saying that we are also “the demographic” for ipods, and shrub didn’t get any points in that article from us.