[apple] Straight Dope on the IPod’s Birth — Leander Kahney on the creation of the iPod‘The iPod name came from an earlier Apple project to build an internet kiosk, which never saw the light of day. On July 24, 2000, Apple registered the iPod name for “a public internet kiosk enclosure containing computer equipment,” according to the filing. “The name ‘iPod’ makes much more sense for an internet kiosk, which is a pod for a human, than a music player,” said Athol Foden, a naming expert and president of Brighter Naming of Mountain View, California. But Foden said the name is a stroke of genius: It is simple, memorable and, crucially, it doesn’t describe the device, so it can still be used as the technology evolves, even if the device’s function changes.’

The Genesis of the iPod

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The Apple kiosk did actually see the “light of day”. It was created two years ago and is called the iWoodKiosk. It has the Apple iMac G5 built in. For more info go to:

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