Steven Levy, “The Perfect Thing”, Get Illuminated, 2006/12/04

In addition to being a business success, the iPod can be studied as a cultural phenonenon.

In episode 4 of Boing Boing’s Get Illuminated podcast, Mark Frauenfelder spoke with Steven Levy, author of the excellent book, The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness.

Steven talks about Steve Jobs’ role in the creation of the iPod, why the Zune is lousy, why Sony can’t make a good MP3 player, and what the rumored iPhone is going to be like.

Get Illuminated podcast Vol. 4 — Steven Levy – Boing Boing

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