University of Virginia students give thumbs up to iPods

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University of Virginia students give thumbs up to iPods

Matt Deegan at the Daily Progress reports that 67% of UVa's 3000-plus first year students surveyed said they owned an iPod. Students apparently preferred their iPods to MTV and to working out according to that survey, which of course means that someone has to come forward and explain why this is very very bad and will lead to the collapse of western civilization. UVa sociology professor Allison Pugh obligingly worried that the iPod would take the place of pickup basketball games and freshman Cara Magoon went on record as preferring to listen to songs in her head because it's harder for iPod users to "think clearly when they are constantly plugged in." The remaining 67% were too busy having fun and enjoying their music to comment.

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