Uber-blogger in retirement, Andrew Sullivan in his latest column for The Times of London pens an ode to the church of Apple, and how iPod people have taken over the normally bustling, crazy and funky Manhattan.
There were little white wires hanging down from their ears, or tucked into pockets, purses or jackets. The eyes were a little vacant. Each was in his or her own musical world, walking to their soundtrack, stars in their own music video, almost oblivious to the world around them. These are the iPod people. … Even without the white wires you can tell who they are. They walk down the street in their own MP3 cocoon, bumping into others, deaf to small social cues, shutting out anyone not in their bubble.