iPod uses for travel writers


I already wanted an iPod, but now I know I NEED one. “iPod-oltry on the Road,” on Fodor’s RightThisWay, got me thinking. Thanks, John. Now I have reasons to justify this craving. I’m afraid you’ve created a monster.

Here’s a bit from Adam Sach’s original article on Condé Nast Traveler.

“Sometimes you don’t want to just listen to your iPod, you want to talk back to it. Before a recent trip to Greece, I downloaded the audio book In-Flight Greek: Learn Before You Land from the iTunes Music Store, Apple’s online music outlet. Language lessons on my iPod? Genius! I dutifully repeated the phrases aloud on the flight to Athens. “Kalimera!” (“Good morning!”) “Kialo ouzo!” (“More ouzo, please!”) My coach companions viewed me and my repetiti-ous ramblings with the scorn of the technologically uninitiated.

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Alternatively, plug in either Griffin Technology’s iTalk microphone attachment or the Belkin Voice Recorder and you’ve got room for hundreds of hours of voice memos, tour-guide disquisitions, or proof of your ever-improving Greek”

That’s it, I need it for the memos. I can talk for hours about ideas and the next best thing I need to get involved in. Trust me, hours. Can we say sponsorship?