iPods As The Antidote To Mobile Phone Chatter
from the let-everyone-else-go-deaf dept
While a bunch of folks are covering the old story about how iPods can make you go deaf (something we mentioned seven months ago), someone in Chicago has found the flip side of that coin. iPods are making public places quiet again. Apparently, the guy writing the column noticed that his morning commute had become respectfully quiet again, after many years of constant loud and annoying chatter — much of it on mobile phones. The reason for the silence? Everyone’s plugged into their iPods (going deaf, apparently). Of course, maybe the guy had just spent too much time listening to his own iPod in the past, and now can’t hear well enough to know that the sound of silence he hears is only in his own ears.