While in New York this weekend (more on that soon), I noticed that about every third New Yorker had the distinctive little white ear buds and white cords of the iPod earphones trailing from their ears. In fact, it was so prevalent that I saw a couple actually walking and talking together while listening to their iPods.
I mentioned to Alisa that I was pretty sure iPods were now required by the state of New York, then she pointed out that all I could see most of the time were the ear buds, not the iPod. She also claimed that the earphones are available separately (they are, but only with a remote, so I’m skeptical). So, in light of this new information, I submit that in order to live in New York for more than a year, you are now required to own iPod earphones.