Mind the Gap

Apple released the original iPod in 2001. The first time I used it, the iPod seemed pretty simple. I could load and play my music. But when I was done, I could not figure out how to turn the iPod off. There was no Off button. Weren’t Apple products supposed to be so simple that I didn’t need a manual? But I pulled out the manual to learn that I had to press & hold the Play button to turn off the iPod. Press Play to turn off? Hmmm…that didn’t seem intuitive.

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