Watching kids react to the original iPod will make you feel old


"1,000 songs in your pocket" might as well have been written in hieroglyphics to these kids.
Photo: Fine Brothers Entertainment

In my mind, the original iPod basically came out yesterday. Which is why it’s more than a little surreal — yet strangely amusing — watching kids who weren’t even born in 2001 react to it like they’re archeologists uncovering the relics of a bygone civilization.

Does it make calls? Does it have external speakers? And surely it’s got to have a touchscreen somewhere, if you can only work out which button to press. No, no, and no are the answers, as these grade school kids learn over the course of an amusing video. Check it out below:

Suddenly I have a lot more sympathy for my parents, and their stories about a world before the mouse and graphical user interface.

How old were you and what were you doing when the original iPod first hit the shelves? Leave your comments below.


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