Apple, Star Trek, and my first iPod: the Failed Promise of the Future
So, I finally broke down and got an iPod. I’ve never had any kind of portable media player, and broke down and got the iPod touch…because really, all the other functionality, for a nominal extra fee…it seemed SMART.
It seemed full of the touch screen laden promise of Star Trek the Next Generation, which apparently ran on touch pad interfaces, and was amazingly convenient. Leave Data and Geordi (my favorite Star Trek character) alone with a touch screen driven flow chart…and they can handle any threat to the Enterprise.
If Apple’s iTunes driven back end were involved, it might be something more like this….
…a simple enough request, and why the iPod was invented.
You shouldn’t need a Starfleet Engineering team to configure your user ID. I’m just saying.
I have to admit…I actually used the “reminder” app to write “Throw iPod into the sun.” That’s how frustrating the process was. Thankfully, that’s all rectified now. It only took far longer than necessary.
Special thanks to Geordi LaForge.