Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Anu and Rhapsody in USA Today

I am not afraid of the iPod.

As part of my job I get to talk to the media every once in a while. USA Today dropped by our offices a few days ago to take some photos and chat.

Apparently the story is running in today's USA Today. There's also a video clip down in the lower left, which was shot several weeks ago.

For all sorts of reasons I don't talk a lot about the specifics of my job here, but I'm always happy to answer questions for you lot.

Talking to the press is always scary - you never know what they're going to do with what you say or how they're going to make you look. I think about that every time I have to open my mouth in front of a reporter.

Thankfully, the USA Today team did a fine job. I guess I'm semi-famous for a day now.

And to be clear, I think iPods are awesome. I've owned many and still own an original Shuffle and one of the new iPod Touch things. I just think if you're passionate or even interested in music slightly beyond "yeah, I buy a CD now and then", you owe it to yourself to try Rhapsody. It's not perfect yet, but we're working on it.