Nobuyuki “Nobi” Hayashi, recalling the introduction of the original iPod 15 years ago this week:
Steve Jobs insisted that Apple has no intention of stealing away
the sales of the music industry; remember this was way before
iTunes Music Store. What Apple did to keep its word is buying same
number of 20 CDs sets and gave it along with the iPod prototypes
to the journalists.
It has been 15 years since then, and I thought I have lost them.
But recently, as I was moving to a new house, I have found that
set (shrink wrapped).
Below you will find the list of those 20 CDs which was carefully
selected by Steve Jobs and the original iPod team (lead by Stan
That was a year before I started writing Daring Fireball.