The iPod has
been named the second greatest gadget
of the past 50 years by the editors of PC Magazine. The Sony Walkman, which is an obvious inspiration for the iPod,
took the number one spot.
PC Magazine does take a moment to call the first generation iPods 'nothing special,' and notes that it was with support for the PC and higher capacity drives that iPod sales took off.
When did you get your first iPod? I had the second edition of the first gen iPods which sported a massive 10 gig drive and were Mac only (sorry PC folks!).