Archive for January 10th, 2007

History Of Apple’s iPod

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

I am always a bit annoyed when the runs a program about the "history" of a corporation. They’ve run, for example,  a "history" of . While the company certainly deserves its place in the development of automobiles and as a major force in the economy of our nation, these "history" programs feel like 30 minute advertisements. They conveniently fail to mention any controversies regarding their subject, such as .

That said, I came across this program on the history of ‘s and I think it’s worth a watch because Apple’s ressurection on the strength of the iPod is one of the great American business and music stories. A company that had been left for dead is now thriving thanks to some technological innovation that revolutionized the music industry by making product distribution simple, effortless, and global.

The iPod has been so successful that the company is now spinning off other products under the iBrand. Yesterday, . Watch: