If you, like us, are unbearably cool and trendy, then you?ll be sure to have an iPod ? you see, it?s the [I]only[/I] truly fashionable way to listen to music.
People with iPods already have the sort of fun that normal, desperately unfashionable people can only dream of. We can put our iPods on random and listen as the machine artfully plays all our least favourite tracks from our favourite albums. This works particularly well if you listen to a lot of hiphop, where 50 percent of the tracks on the albums are just shouting and gunshots, or selections of answerphone messages. We can also wait till our iPod breaks again, and send it off to get fixed, with the excitement of seeing whether they can save our iTunes. We can sit on the train looking smugly at people with earphones that aren?t white ? they probably have to get their CD players out, like, every 45 minutes to change the CD and press play again. Ha.
Now there?s a whole new thing that only we can do with our iPods! The clever people that got Linux installed and working on iPod have now got it to "run" the original Doom, although it?ll only really work on the iPod Photo. However, as far as we can tell the diminutive FPS squeezes out about two to three frames a second - hardly suitable for frantic fragging. If you want to have a look, head for the iPod Linux site
where you'll find an assortment of out-of-focus, over-exposed photos and movies.
Does playing old, badly running computer games on your iPod make you more or less cool? You know where to let us know.