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a:c Market Research: PodSpotting

March 1, 2005

A quick follow-up to our previous musings about the iPod Economy. A member of our east coast operation had occasion to walk through the heart of NYU this morning; across Washington Square Park and up University Place. As drowsy undergrads spilled out of their dormitories, our intrepid reporter noticed that conspicuous white iPod headphones were everywhere. He decided to take a quick tally…
Over the course of approximately six Manhattan blocks, 34 iPods were spotted. The rule of thumb is that it takes two minutes to cover a Manhattan block. So, by our bad math, during our 12 minute walk we were seeing an iPod approximately every 20 seconds – and that’s just on one side of the street.
F. Scott Fitzgerald said: “There are no second acts in American lives.” Not so with Steve Jobs and Apple. His second act is in full swing.
Read: iPod: Entrepreneurial Catalyst? – [a:c]

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