Nano Bites?


Today the geek news is replete with much wailing and gnashing of teeth over the display on the new Apple iPod Nano. From what I read, the substance used to cover the screen is prone to scratching. The first thing that comes to mind is…. duh!

My iPod 60Gb had scratches on the screen within the first two eyeblinks, and scratches on the metal back came almost as quick. It’s just the nature of the beast. These are not hardened targets, capable of withstanding a nuclear blast. They’re just little plastic doodads that manage and play our music and photos. Just that simple.

Do I wish my hadn’t scratched here and there? Sure — everyone likes things that look shiny and new. But, I’ll tell ya, there’s something cool to me about the occasional blemish and scuff. It screams mileage. Mileage is a good thing. It says you’ve been somewhere. And it says you got back safely. Both are cool concepts. 🙂

So, take the scratches, enjoy the music — after all, that’s why you bought the widget in the first place — and take what life dishes out. You’ll live a lot longer for not worrying about it!