By John Gruber
Atoms are the world’s first shoes to come in quarter sizes. Experience them today at Atoms.com.
If you’re (a) itching to buy one or more of the new iPods announced today; (b) looking to help support Daring Fireball; and (c) willing to wait a bit longer for your iPod to ship than it would from Apple; then please consider ordering from this link to Amazon.com’s new iPods page. You pay the same price as from Apple.com, and I get a nifty 5-6 percent kickback from Amazon.
From now until the end of September, if you use my affiliate links to place any order at Amazon for $199 or more, send me an email stating which items you ordered, and I’ll hook you up with a one-year Daring Fireball membership (or a one-year extension if you’re already a member). There’s also a link with my affiliate code to Amazon’s home page at the bottom of every page on this site.
The affiliate reports I get from Amazon only include the items, prices, and dates — there’s no info about who, for obvious privacy reasons. So this DF-membership-for-Amazon-patronage deal is on the honor policy.
I’m not sure exactly how much longer it’s going to take for today’s new iPods to ship from Amazon — Amazon’s metadata is obviously a bit confused at the moment, considering that the new Nanos are marked both as “usually ships in 2 to 3 days” and “In stock on October 26, 2035”. I’m pretty sure it isn’t going to take 29 years. Update: Well, they fixed that bug already — they’re now marked as “available for pre-order”.