The Mercury News has an article on the 5th anniversary of the debut of the iPod. It starts with a quote from Creative Strategies' Tim Bajarian, and includes the following:
"The iPod is the first glimmer of a future in which we will have very small devices that let us carry around tons and tons of information,'' said Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, a research director for the non-profit Institute for the Future. "That will have an affect on the way people relate to their pasts, and the way media serves as a source for shaping their identifies.''
The number of times Tim and I have been quoted in the same article is scary. Actually, he gets quoted all the time. I should say, the odds that I'll get quoted in an article-- especially an article about anything Apple-related-- and he won't are very, very small.
I really thought another line I tossed out-- "People carry the Walkman, but they wear the iPod; there's all the difference in the world"-- would make it into the article. But hey.
[To the tune of The Beatles, "This Boy," from the album "Anthology 1 (Disc 2)".]