October 4, 2007
i-Nvasion of the ‘i’
I've noticed a curious linguistic phenomenon developing around the new iPod touch (you know, the one that's basically an iPhone without the phone). People keep calling it the "iTouch." Yet no one calls the iPod shuffle an "iShuffle," or refers to the iPod nano as an "iNano."
Perhaps it's because the iPod touch looks so much like, and appeared so soon after, the iPhone, which is not, after all, called "the iPod phone." And maybe it's happening because everyone who sees it thinks "I want to touch that."
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