ipod is most recent advance in portable cocooning

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by: Lynette Webb

I’ve got iPods on the brain today. Here’s another quote from the same article (and book).

“The iPod is only the most recent, and most compelling, advance in a movement of portable cocooning that's been underway for decades. In 1974, sociologist Raymond Williams used the term "mobile privatization" to describe the phenomenon of people forming technological bubbles around themselves. Click image to enlarge.

And in 1979, the breakthrough device in personal audio, Sony's Walkman, was an exercise in two things: escape (shutting out the world) and enhancement (when your world is transformed into a soundtrack, reshaping your perception of the crappy world around you)…”

Quote from Newsweek www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15265340/site/newsweek/print/1/displ…
Book: www.amazon.com/Perfect-Thing-Shuffles-Commerce-Coolness/d…

Image from Flickr CC www.flickr.com/photos/re_verse/9777240/ thanks to re-Verse 

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