And now a moment of silence for my i-pod

Me and the i-pod during happier times

I have dropped my i-pod classic many times but yesterday was different. When I was getting out of the car, it flew out of my lap and hit the asphalt parking lot. I thought nothing of it, as it had survived so many awful drops before. Yet when I went to turn it on, all I saw was a picture of a sick i-pod with x’s for eyes  and the web address for i-pod support. That’s when I knew it was serious, I started to worry that was the Apple equivalent of the blue screen of death.

I turned the i-pod over to look at the back and it made a rattling sound. Hmmm, that’s new. I turned it over again, same noise, like something large was moving around inside. That’s when I called it, there’s just no coming back from knocking a piece loose. So I shall pour some coffee on the keyboard and say good-bye to my first i-pod. I couldn’t imagine the last six years without it.