27 December 2008


What to do with your old iPod(s)

iPods and Logitech mm50 at Flickr.comHere's a list we're starting to need in our household, since the girls got new iPods this month, and my wife and I are each on our second or third:

Options include using it as a virtual flash card deck for speech notes, or to run a presentation, holding reference information, as a backup drive, and for booting Windows XP (!). Or, as TUAW suggests, you can give it to a friend or family member, keep it as a car unit, or, as I have done, load it up with background music for Christmas (or for intermissions for the band).

I may try to use the old iPod nano as a Mac boot disk, even though that's not supposed to work. It can't hurt to try.

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