This morning I read an article about Apple's iTunes being the top music retailer in the US. That is amazing to me. Every time I see a story like this, I do an informal poll of my friends and my kids' friends. Here is why today's article boggles my mind:
--Cell phones are still more popular than mp3 players of any variety around here, with kids and adults.
--Most people don't have cell phones that can play mp3s. The people who do, don't know how to put the music on them.
--More kids than adults have mp3 players, but they aren't iPods.
--The adults I know are still buying CDs. The kids are doing what I did as a kid: trading mixtapes (or mix thumb drives, in this case) created from a combination of ripping CDs, finding free music online, and the occasional digital music purchase.
I would be interested to hear from any of my readers who don't belong to the iTunes Nation. Are you still buying CDs? Are you like me and only loading free stuff like podcasts onto your mp3 player? Let me hear from you in the comments!