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The 20 CDs Curated by Steve Jobs and the Original iPod Team

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 Ng). Enjoy!

That was a year before I started writing Daring Fireball.

Monday, 24 October 2016