As for myself, in the car, I am quite happy with the car stereo. At home, I listen to a conventional CD player and on the web I listen to desi music on Raaga. (btw, if you want a large desi collection of songs that you can listen to via the web, this is a great site). I never really felt the need for a gadget that can hold more songs. I never ever used a walkman, so I am not sure I’ll ever buy an iPod.
The media is full of news about iPod and its various incarnations. I guess its a fad that’s catching on real fast. What’s all this fuss about? I find that most people who buy iPods do it because of the craze and thinking that they can use it during their work out, and of course because it looks “cool”. Interestingly, I find that many who purchased it with this intent pretty soon lose interest and let it lie around with minimal usage. It remains to be seen how long can Apple sustain this craze. In any case, hats of to Apple for continuing to bring such cool products to the market.