All We Need is a Reset Button
December 19, 2008
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I don’t know what it is about kids and iPods. Sometimes I think I should expand my consulting practice to include the fixing, resetting, and yes, disposing of unusable iPods. Seems my two boys have a knack for doing things to their iPods for which they just weren’t designed.
Oh, you know: laundering them, leaving them outside in the rain, stepping on them, sitting on their chair on top of them. And then, they wonder why they don’t work anymore. Gee, how I wonder.
One interesting aspect of this is an application Apple provides on there support site that let’s you completely reset an iPod. It’s called, quite appropriately, the iPod Reset Utility:
So simplistic, yet so powerful. Think of it as a mulligan for your iPod. Imagine how nice it would be to have a "do-over" available; the ability to reset after some awful experience. Let that be our thought for this New Year’s Day. A fresh start; a proverbial reset button.