A spate of articles the past several weeks assess the life-cycle of the iPod. It’s an endless circle. Innovation, acceptance, demand for something new. It’s the story of consumer culture. It’s only cool as long as it’s unique. When everyone has it, it’s time to move on. As quickly as the new “in” thing is accepted, it’s out. Something new must take its place, and so it goes. Desire is never satiated. It’s either an innovator’s dream–or nightmare. How to keep up with the never-ending demand for the next new thing.
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Larry Hollon is a nature photographer and wildlife enthusiast. He is a lifelong storyteller with experience in radio, TV, print and video. He has also had his own radio talk show and has produced for television news. Among other career work, he was the general secretary of United Methodist Communications, and publisher of United Methodist News Service.