Happy 8th Birthday, iPod!

Original iPod hosted by Ember It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago today the original iPod was introduced to the world. It’s even harder to see how much it has changed over the years. I mean, the primary iPod of Apple’s arsenal doesn’t even use a wheel anymore!

I remember thinking back in 2001 that this would never take off. I’ve since owned a 3rd generation ipod, a 4th generation iPod, an iPod photo, a 2nd generation iPod nano, and a 1st generation iPod touch. Oh, and now I use an iPhone 3G, which has an iPod app.

I’d say my skepticism was greatly misplaced.

Dear iPod, I lift my glass in your honor. Happy birthday.

(Also, happy birthday to my sister-in-law, Michelle!)

(She’s a recent switcher to the Mac, to boot, which makes her doubly awesome!)

(She’ll also likely never read those words.)