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2006-10-29 02:21:12 PM  
How about taking your ear buds out during a class.

I don't get how people keep doing it when every single teacher has told you multiple times over the past four years to take them out during their lectures.
 
2006-10-29 03:04:56 PM  
fark iPods! Get MobiBlu DAH-1500.
Its a cube. The cube is the most efficient shape... I think
 
2006-10-29 03:07:18 PM  
The most efficient shape is obviously a cone.
 
2006-10-29 03:07:45 PM  
Is this like a Starbucks lecture of how to order your overburnt coffee?
 
2006-10-29 03:08:13 PM  
Three words:

WHO. FARKING. CARES.

/that is all
//STFU and GBTW!
///and get the fark off my lawn!
 
2006-10-29 03:08:13 PM  
People who wear those damned white earphones that come with the iPods are attention whores.

I AM RICH AND IMPORTANT!!

Just like those bastards that have ringers on their cellphones. OH HEY I GOT A CALL _ I'M SO DAMN IMPORTANT YOU ALL MUST KNOW!! hehee.

I keep my phone on vibrate. I limit my Mp3age to a pair of $20 headphones I found at bed bath and beyond.
 
2006-10-29 03:08:26 PM  
From TFA:

Yes, we know you like music. We can see that it moves you. This is because you're always moving-bopping your head, dancing, drumming, even singing along. Please, stop it. Otherwise, we're forced to feign interest in your childlike enthusiasm for a song we can't even hear.

Define we more carefully, or define feign interest as mock soundly and/or request closing of the singer's pie-hole; either is fine.
 
2006-10-29 03:08:49 PM  
From TFA:

"You're excited about your new iPod, but you haven't bought a CD since James Taylor's Greatest Hits came out."

That CD's on my ipod, ha.

And a sphere has the lowest surface area to volume ratio, BArtusio.
 
2006-10-29 03:09:02 PM  
borrowing friend's CD = good

downloading from networks = bad

Mine and RIAA's head asplode
 
2006-10-29 03:09:21 PM  
Who the heck owns an iPod? I don't know anyone that owns one. I think it's a huge media conspiracy that makes everyone think that everyone else has one.

I blame Andrew Jackson... damn anti-Whig...
 
2006-10-29 03:09:43 PM  
ipod etiquette?

Look around at all the farkholes who haven't figured out how to use a *cellphone* after their being common for over a decade. Don't get into any rush about the ipods.
 
2006-10-29 03:11:05 PM  
Next time I hear some old-timey journalist wondering why newspapers are dying, I'm going to show them this article.
 
2006-10-29 03:11:08 PM  
Do they really need a whole article just to state the obvious?
 
2006-10-29 03:11:26 PM  
Bit Vector
Clearly you have not set foot on a college or university campus in the last two years
 
2006-10-29 03:12:39 PM  
The best shape for an mp3 player is the dodecahedron. Duh!
 
2006-10-29 03:13:11 PM  
i hate it when my students try to listen to their ipods during exams. do they really think i'm going to let them get away with that?
 
2006-10-29 03:13:27 PM  
www.planet.nl

IPods lead to amateur theatrics. Nobody wants to listen to you shout obvious statements like "There was a FIREFIGHT!" or hear you berate a fellow cop over his "serial crusher" theory.
 
2006-10-29 03:14:30 PM  
I have an iRiver 1gig and I wear it pretty much any time I'm out of the house. I frequently use it while I'm riding my mountain bike, and always have it on when I bike down to the beach to study.

Amazingly, I can be sitting there with buds in, obviously reading and working on my Pocket PC, and *STILL* someone will come up and try to strike up a conversation with me though it would be readily apparent to Helen Keller that I was "incommunicado."

I just need a little sign that says: "Listening to something more interesting than you."
 
2006-10-29 03:16:07 PM  
Keep the volume moderate.
No one else should be able to hear your music.


Deserves to be repeated!

I used to commute 2:15 every day and for 90% of that commute I would be stuck listening to someone else's music. Spend the money on a good pair or earbuds if you like loud music, since the i-pod ones are complete crap.

Before I start listening to my i-pod on I always take my earbuds out and make sure that I can't hear any music coming from the earbuts at about 30cm away.
 
2006-10-29 03:16:15 PM  
Basketcase

Dang skippy. I teach probability and statistics at a large universtiy and there was an interesting article (linked here) the other week about how the "random" function on an iPod wasn't really random (and *can't* be, since it relies on an algorithm to generate random numbers). I asked for a show of hands from my classes ("How many people here have an iPod?") before I talked about the article.

Birds began dropping out of the sky from the updraft. Literally 90% of my students raised their hands. I was amazed.
 
2006-10-29 03:17:29 PM  
Articles like this are great because they don't actually have to pay anyone to write them. They can just dust off their 25 year old Walkman Etiquette piece, replace some of the words, and bam, instant column.
 
2006-10-29 03:17:38 PM  
earbuts=earbuds

hehe, earbuts, now I'm going to be tittering all day...hehe, tittering...
 
2006-10-29 03:18:08 PM  
From TFA:

There's a special circle of hell for people who use coffee shop networks to download music. If you find yourself there, say hi to the folks who stream porn over their neighbors' open wi-fi.

I don't see what the problem is. Free access wifi is free access. Is she complaining that someone downloading an MP3 is screwing up her ping during her fragfest?

I'd say that the circle of hell is reserved for those assholes who bring all their books, binders, and laptops into a coffee place and take up an entire 3-seat bench that was/is marked for wheelchair access. (And then they order a water). Or those that biatch about not having access to outlets because they skimped on their laptop battery.

And the neighbor who is too dim to RTFM and set his security up right deserves to have his bandwidth leeched. I'm also in favor of people stealing cars when people leave them unlocked and running when they stop to buy smokes.

/hungover and cranky
 
2006-10-29 03:18:28 PM  
*university

/good that I are not the teaching of English doing
 
2006-10-29 03:18:34 PM  
hogans:

If Det. Smecker had an Ipod instead of his frigging old school discman, that scene would've been a lot less corny.
 
2006-10-29 03:19:31 PM  
Knoughah

You misunderstood the article.
 
2006-10-29 03:21:59 PM  
Before I start listening to my i-pod on I always take my earbuds out and make sure that I can't hear any music coming from the earbuts at about 30cm away.

If only the people sitting on the bus behind me having exceedingly loud conversations would follow the same sort of self-restraint. Sometimes the volume gets cranked to drown out the masses.
 
2006-10-29 03:22:24 PM  
i see nothing wrong with streaming the most denigrating and disgusting pornography over my neighbors wifi. Gotta keep that ratio up.....
 
2006-10-29 03:26:15 PM  
Canadian Canuck: How about taking your ear buds out during a class.

I don't get how people keep doing it when every single teacher has told you multiple times over the past four years to take them out during their lectures.



Last semester in my poli sci class, I sat next to one douche who would spend the entire time listening to his iPod and goofing around on his cellphone. During the lecture. Granted it was a pretty boring and easy class, but still, at least attempt to pay attention. Or fall asleep, like I did many times.

/got an A in the class
//had a Dell Jukebox at the time, but that broke. Now happy with an iRiver
 
2006-10-29 03:26:37 PM  
the opposite of charity is justice

If only the people sitting on the bus behind me having exceedingly loud conversations would follow the same sort of self-restraint. Sometimes the volume gets cranked to drown out the masses.

Ya, those people are just as annoying. I bought a good pair of Sony earbuds though that were only about $50. I actually read about them in a Fark article titled 10 gadgets you can actually afford (or something along that line). They have a silicone bud around the speaker that fits into your ear so that even if I don't have my i-pod turned on, just putting in the buds drowns out a lot of background noise on the bus/train.

/end produce placement
 
2006-10-29 03:27:59 PM  
end produce placement

jeez I can't spell today, one would think I was promoting lettuce.
 
Ral
2006-10-29 03:29:19 PM  
I don't see why the advent of the MP3 player makes it necessary to "invent" new etiquette rules. These same rules have been in effect for years with regard to any sort of portable audio device, going all the way back to the invention of the Walkman.
 
2006-10-29 03:30:10 PM  
I think you either follow the etiquette as prescribed here already or you don't give a flying fark. In either case, the list is useless.
 
2006-10-29 03:31:03 PM  
dangit!

Step off your high horse and join the rest of us commuters. I have an iPod because I'm poor and scratching stuff together to pay the rent. When you have to take the bus to get to work, investing $150 on a small, 1gig nano iPod is well worth being able to avoid the neverending drone of a 1.5 hour bus ride twice daily.

Now given, those people that sit there in the bus with their $400 video iPod, showing off last nights CSI episode to everyone that doesn't care DO deserve to DIAF. But seriously, leaving your generalizations for the next dead baby thread.
 
2006-10-29 03:35:27 PM  
dangit!

People who wear those damned white earphones that come with the iPods are attention whores.

I AM RICH AND IMPORTANT!!

Just like those bastards that have ringers on their cellphones. OH HEY I GOT A CALL _ I'M SO DAMN IMPORTANT YOU ALL MUST KNOW!! hehee.

I keep my phone on vibrate. I limit my Mp3age to a pair of $20 headphones I found at bed bath and beyond.


1999 called, they want their cliche back.

/dammit - now I'm using cliches!
//seriously though, who the hell thinks that a mobile phone is a status symbol these days? Dirt farmers in Durkadurkastan have them!
///has an iPod, doesn't like the earbuds, but LOVES the ease of use
////not rich
//when slashies ruled the Earth
 
2006-10-29 03:36:08 PM  
My pet peeve during my (admittedly rather short) commute are not the MP3 players, but the MP3 cell phones!

I will never be able to fathom how a sentient being could possibly think that it would be okay to entertain a whole subway wagon with "music" coming from the cheap speakers of your cell phone!

Just imagine everyone did that!
I have half a mind to upload some music to my cell phone and then go "I see your Hip Hop and raise you one Phantom of the Opera"
 
2006-10-29 03:40:21 PM  
No one's put up a ric romero pic yet?
 
2006-10-29 03:40:59 PM  
LOL Canadian Canuck, If I'd listened to half of what my teachers told me thru school I'd still be unemployed and living off the dole. Luckily I chose to tune out their indoctrinating buzz and try thinking for myself...My family, my pocketbook and my self esteem ALL thank me heartily, daily.
 
2006-10-29 03:42:09 PM  
Posilok: If Det. Smecker had an Ipod instead of his frigging old school discman, that scene would've been a lot less corny.

Boondock Saints = 1999
Ipod = 2001
 
2006-10-29 03:42:45 PM  
I'm one of the few people I know who probably doesn't own an iPod nor do I want to own one. I've used a Walkman out in public before when I was younger but I did not like that I was unable to hear the world, the cars, the traffic, people, birds, etc. But hey, if an iPod floats your boat and you want to tune out the world, go for it.
 
2006-10-29 03:45:14 PM  
I have a 30G Creative Zen VisionM and I LOVE it. I hate iPods, but adore personal music on the go. I'm sick of the ubiquitous and false naming of everything as "pod" like "podcast." It is a freaking mp3 file playable on just about every player. Quit assuming everyone has an iCrap.
 
2006-10-29 03:47:57 PM  
How about not masturbating while listening to your ipod...
 
2006-10-29 03:51:52 PM  
FTA: Some people spend obsessive amounts of time assembling mood-appropriate playlists and unearthing obscure bands. Asking these people for a carbon copy of their iPods is a close cousin to identity theft.

Hey, it took a lot of time to steal all that music, go steal your own. Or something like that.

Seriously though, it's not like portable music players are new and people aren't aware they are being rude. When I use an mp3 player it's basically to tell people to fark off unless it's important. I'm aware of it and don't care.

But as was said, if people don't understand how rude they are on cell phones by blasting off their crappy ringtones and yelling into the damn things set on maximum volume, does anyone expect people to be any more polite with iPods or other mp3 players?
 
2006-10-29 03:59:51 PM  
The author of this article needs to DIAF. Reading an article on what to do when you're thirsty would have been less obvious.
 
2006-10-29 04:02:59 PM  
My ex went nuts the other day and destroyed my iPod with over 3 years of music on it. Most of which I don't have due to ex's shananigans.

Yay iPod.
 
2006-10-29 04:05:48 PM  
Don't get funky on us.

Yes, we know you like music. We can see that it moves you. This is because you're always moving-bopping your head, dancing, drumming, even singing along. Please, stop it. Otherwise, we're forced to feign interest in your childlike enthusiasm for a song we can't even hear. It's exhausting.


iGiggle.

Respect no-Pod zones.

Mp3 players are unwelcome at weddings, funerals, and other gatherings, and also in classrooms or places of worship. This holds true even if you're a sullen 13-year-old with inattentive parents.

You should also avoid using mp3 players in restaurants (because the waiter needs to interact with you), waiting rooms (so you can hear the receptionist call your name), and group exercise classes (so the instructor doesn't single you out for a mildly humiliating demonstration).


iAgree.
 
2006-10-29 04:06:16 PM  
The most efficient shape is obviously yellow.
 
2006-10-29 04:06:23 PM  
If I take out 1 ear bud I will only hear Jerry and not Bobby.
Cant just do that.
\Dont own an Ipod
 
2006-10-29 04:08:58 PM  
Bathysphere: My ex went nuts the other day and destroyed my iPod with over 3 years of music on it. Most of which I don't have due to ex's shananigans.

Yay iPod.


At least she didn't kick you in the nads.
 
2006-10-29 04:09:33 PM  
Is Neil Postman dead yet? Because I think I heard him rolling over in his grave.
 
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