In the 60s it was The Beatles. In the 70s it was Led Zeppelin. In the 80s it was The Smiths. In the 90s it was Nirvana. In the noughties it was Steve Jobs.
Steve Jobs, the head of Apple and the creator of the iPod, died yesterday after years of struggling with pancreatic cancer. His creation of the iPod completely changed the way we listen to music and how it’s sold and viewed. The iPod wasn’t the first MP3 player, but it was the first to popularize buying and exchanging music online onto a portable player that could hold multiple albums and thousands of songs at once. For better or for worse, Jobs changed the way we listened to music and what music could be. Not since Thomas Edison has one man furthered technology and its possibilities.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Brady is the founder of Headphone Nation. He’s responsible for all this mess. Sorry about that. He’s also on Twitter @BradyWGerber