IPOD, Therefore I Am

IPOD, Therefore I Am

by Dylan Jones
     
 

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First came fire, the wheel, and penicillin...and then, according to Dylan Jones, a compulsive album collector, music journalist, and multi award-winning mens magazine editor, the next great invention to bless the human race was the iPod, Apples groundbreaking mp3 player. Small, sleek, and sexy, but with the capacity to hold up to ten thousand songs, the iPod has…  See more details below

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First came fire, the wheel, and penicillin...and then, according to Dylan Jones, a compulsive album collector, music journalist, and multi award-winning mens magazine editor, the next great invention to bless the human race was the iPod, Apples groundbreaking mp3 player. Small, sleek, and sexy, but with the capacity to hold up to ten thousand songs, the iPod has stunned music lovers and gadget enthusiasts around the world. It has delighted indie-rock college kids and elderly jazz fans, classical musical buffs and teenage hip-hop hustlers, almost no technology has so seamlessly crossed the great divide.
In iPod, Therefore I Am, Jones tells the story of his own entrée into this exponentially growing cult, taking the reader on a hilariously candid journey through his lifelong addiction to all genres of music, however unfashionable. Along the way, he gives a tantalizing behind-the-scenes look at the genesis of the iPod, from its original conception by Steve Jobs, the man who famously reinvented Apple Computer, to the landmark design of Jonathan Ive, the innovative designer who has become a legend in his own time. Behind it all, we get an insight into the way that the iPod has radically transformed the way we approach music, listen to music, and possess music-turning all of us into curators. Appendices containing Joness top playlists and his expert tips on getting the most out of your iPod make this love song to the iPod as practical as it is entertaining.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596918184
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/13/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
540 KB

Meet the Author

Dylan Jones is the editor-in-chief of British GQ. A four time Magazine Editor of the Year award winner, he was formerly the editor of Arena and i-D. He has also been an editor at the Face, the Sunday Times and the Observer. His previous book, Jim Morrison: Dark Star, was a New York Times bestseller.
A former editor at i-D, The Face, Arena, the Observer and the Sunday Times, Dylan Jones is the award-winning editor of GQ magazine. He has won the BSME Editor of the Year award a record nine times, in 2013 was awarded an OBE for services to publishing and the fashion industry, and last year was awarded Editor of the Year at the PPA Awards. He is the author of many books about music and popular culture, the most recent being Elvis Has Left the Building: The Day the King Died. He collaborated with David Cameron on Cameron on Cameron: Conversations with Dylan Jones, which was shortlisted for the Channel 4 Political Book of the Year, is a Trustee of the Hay Festival and Chairman of London Collections: Men.

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