Tag Archives: iPod

Flashback 1998: A Compressed History of the Digital Music Player

A momentous occasion in the evolution of recorded music occurred 20 years ago when a California district court ruled to allow the sale of a curious new portable music player in the face of opposition from the Recording Industry Association … Continue reading

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Top 10 Gadgets of the Last 50 Years

  As part of the CES 50th anniversary commemoration, in my role as newly-minted historian for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA, the industry and lobbying group who produce CES), I helped collect around three dozen historically significant gadgets for display. … Continue reading

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CNET MP3 Device Reviews and Articles

Back in 2007, I covered iPods, other MP3 players, devices and accessories for CNET; for some reason, these all seem to be from January, which can’t be right. In all events, here are links to some of these pieces. Buy … Continue reading

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