Mr. Leban had an idea the other day to line up our iPods, all in a row, and to photograph them. It's so interesting to see how the iPod has evolved, and to remember when we owned them, and why they were replaced...
When I use my iPod mini (yes, it still works and I still use it!) in my classroom, the students laugh at it and call it an antique! The black and white screen, the heavy metal wrapper... how I loved this when it was new! I bought it for myself as a birthday present. Not too long after, the first iPod nano came out, Mr. Leban bought it for me the following birthday.
The original iPod and iPod video are both Mr. Leban's. I remember how impressed I was when I first saw how the iPod video worked. Amazing how fast the technology progresses... it was only a little over five years ago!
When our house finally decided to make the transition from PCs to Macs, we encountered (what we considered to be) a fantastic deal: a free iPod touch with the purchase of my new Mac book! We bought an additional iPod touch (so we each had one), but they were the first generation models. Once the second generation touches came out, it was near impossible to find a new case for the old ones, which was pretty frustrating.
Another fun fact is that the iPod touch did not originally come with the ability to download apps, and it was a system update that you had to purchase for $9.99 when the app store first opened up!
Mr. Leban won an iPod shuffle at a tech conference we went to a few months back. The most fun part about this model is a button you can press, and a little computer voice tells you the name of the song and the band. We like to try to pick obscure band names to see if it works right, but so far, it has! The best we've gotten are some mispronunciations, which are still pretty funny.
And just a few weeks ago, Mr. Leban decided to upgrade his old first gen iPod touch to a current model. Now, the question is, what do we do with all of these old ones? What do you do with your old technology?