Wednesday, August 17, 2005

"We praise you, Lord iPod..."

Quotes from yet another Washington Post story

"It becomes an extension of you. It's like a window to your soul."
- Jason Berkowitz, iPod owner

"The iPod is a very powerful identity technology."
- Sherry Turkle, director of the Initiative on Technology and the Self at MIT

1. A religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, charismatic leader; the followers of such a religion or sect.
2. A system or community of religious worship and ritual.
3. The formal means of expressing religious reverence; religious ceremony and ritual.
4. A usually nonscientific method or regimen claimed by its originator to have exclusive or exceptional power in curing a particular disease.
5. Obsessive, especially faddish, devotion to or veneration for a person, principle, or thing; The object of such devotion.
6. An exclusive group of persons sharing an esoteric, usually artistic or intellectual interest.

I'm a fine one to talk. I belong to the Dyson cult.