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A Brief History of iPod

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The origins of iTunes and iPod stretch all the way back to the Rio, the first truly mass-marketed MP3 player. Add to the mix the 1999-2000 Napster free-for-all, Apple's penchant for aesthetics, a high-end Bang and Olufsen telephone, and a fateful workday commute spent listening to NPR, and you have the formula for the world's best-selling digital music brand.
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The Rio had been the first mass market MP3 player to be released in the U.S., and had survived a legal challenge from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), which claimed that it would be a vehicle for music piracy. The original Rio, and most first-generation MP3 players, were of limited utility. Their storage Manage remotely with one interface -- the HP ProLiant DL360 G5 server. capacity typically topped out at 64 MB, but 32 MB was more common, sound quality was not great and music transfer over Parallel or USB Latest News about USB 1.1 was painfully slow.
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well i will be the first to tell you im a PC fan boy but i think the ipod is a good solid product and the article was really interesting.
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what no one thought this was interesting.
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I remember a buddy of mine had a Rio...it sucked but back then we thught it was ZOMG amazing. 32mb version of course. Now we have 80gb ipods
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