Today’s Productivity Distraction: New Apple Products

The new Mac Mini is much sexier than the old cube. And I’m pleased to see that Apple has released a smaller capacity music player called the iPod Shuffle. I bought an external hard drive a year ago when my old Dell notebook was about to die and as a place to store all my MP3s and high-res photos so I don’t really have a need for another device with lots of storage space. Jeff Jarvis writes: “The entire point of the iPod is that it gives you control. Hell, the entire point of media that succeeds these days is that it gives you control.” Losing control? Not really. I decide what music I put on there. It seems like it’s particularly well suited for a themed playlist. Gizmodo has a reader-submitted review of the iPod Shuffle.