I don’t have an iPod yet (it’s on my things to buy that are probably techno-idols list) but I did see this interesting posting on the social dynamics of some iPod users. Seems that the little, white box opens the doors to a new, non-vocal form of community based on sharing one’s taste in music with others. See Wired News: Feel Free to Jack Into My IPod
Might be something to link in with jonnybaker: gadget of the minute – alt worship potential?.
See my previous posting on iTunes playlists too.