My iPod nano came back to life over the weekend.
I didn't do anything to resuscitate it.
No bag of rice, no voodoo ceremonies...
I just plugged it in again to see if it would charge, and it did.
iPod nano: Takes a licking...and a spin around the Whirlpool...and keeps on rocking.
In the meantime, I really dig nano's replacement (now supplement), the iPod Shuffle...but one does miss the screen, and I had to develop a playlist strategy for the Shuffle to really work, as scrolling through that voiceover to get to the right song can be a lotta effort.
In the meantime, on the media front, a friend of mine was visiting on Saturday to watch the U.S./Haiti soccer match.
He has a son who's not even quite yet a teenager, but who is probably one of the most computer and game console savvy kids I've met.
He had one of those new Nintendo DS machines, and the game he was playing on it was wicked cool.
It got me to thinking about how different the world is for kids his age vs. me when I was at that age (Atari 2600, Space Invaders, etc.)
Then this morning I happened upon coverage of this Morgan Stanley study that just came out, written by a 15 year-old.
Matthew Robson is a Morgan Stanley intern, and was asked to report what he and his peers wanted from the information-entertainment industries.
Among his insights: Newspapers and other print media are "irrelevant" to them, teenagers don't Twitter, they resent intrusive advertising, they're watching less TV and more online video, and they are "heavily active" on social networking sites such as Facebook.
You can read the Bloomberg story for all the nuggets, but what's most interesting to me is that the research note generated 5-6 times more feedback from CEOs and fund managers than the "average" report.
I've always maintained that if you really want to understand what's going on with the Interwebs, talk to a teenager.
Props to Morgan Stanley for actually doing so.