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Quote of the Day - Please write music like Wagner, only louder. - Samuel Goldwyn
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These Clothes Make Me Look Fat, So I Think I'll Sue The Designer

Regular readers will know that I'm being sarcastic with that headline, but the trouble with sarcasm is that it almost always has a grain of truth in it.  This sarcastic headline refers to this grain of truth about a man who's suing Apple over of his iPod, claiming that use of the device might cause hearing loss in people who use it.  He wants more warnings placed on the device. 

Let's see.  You stick small speakers so deep into your ears that no one else can see them, you turn up the volume so far that the only signal your brain sends to your eyes is that twenty-year old Maxell poster of the speaker facing the listener with his tie flying in the wind, the lampshade blowing and his martini spilling over, and you seriously think that you need to be warned your hearing might suffer?

Get real.  I wonder if this is the same guy who filed suit against McDonald's claiming that fries made him fat?

A couple of disclaimers here:  I don't own stock in Apple, I don't use a Mac (couldn't even turn one on if I tried), I don't own an iPod, but MIPTC's podcasts are listed on iTunes, presumably a subsidiary of Apple.  So in some distant, far-removed way, I suppose, Apple tangentially supports my podcasts.  Whew!  I feel better, don't you?

Anyway, I'm a child of the 70's, and although we probably didn't, we claim to have invented loud rock 'n' roll music, so I don't have a lot of sympathy for the if-I-turn-up-my-music-loud-I'll-go-deaf iPod guy. 

Now if he was listening to a Maxell cassette tape....

Posted by J. Craig Williams on Thursday, February 02, 2006 at 21:04 Comments (0)


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