My first iPod


I got an iShuffle for my birthday. It's my first Mac--I mean the first Apple product I came to own. This is a big deal for me. I'm the least musical person I know. I can totally live without music. I own 10 CDs, and half of them have been given to me.

I've tried a Walkman -- both for tapes and CDs -- long before, thinking that I cannot be that non-musical. This society pressures people like me into thinking that. People say, "no music, no life." All these ads featuring cool gadgets for music lovers are as damaging to the self-image of non-music lovers as waif-thin super model depicted as the ultimate beauty to the self-esteem of chubby teenage girls. Make us think there's something wrong with us.

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