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1877: Edison invents phonograph, records sound on wax cylinders.
1901: Victor Talking Machine Company introduces the Victrola.
1906: Reginald Fessendon invents the continuous wave voice transmitter or radio
1912: Regular broadcasting begins in San Jose, California
1920's: The boom of radio stations nationwide
1930: Motor Vehicle Victrola or Motorola begins options of installing car radios for prices of $110 to $130
1940s: Radio entertainment boom with dramas, news, talk, and music shows
1950s: Portable radios, transistor, and "pocket radios" hit the market
1960s: 8-Track introduced
1979: Sony introduces the "Walkman"
1980s: Audiocassette tapes become mainstream medium, which allows recording and "mixing" of different artists, songs, etc. from radio and other mediums
1982: Sony introduces the "compact disc" (CD)
1984: Sony introduces the "Discman"
Late 1990s: Physical piracy of music CDs takes off as "CD-burners" reach the masses
1999: MP3 players and Napster arrive and Internet song "sharing" takes off
2001: iTunes debut as Mac "jukebox" software | iTunes
2001: iPod introduced to mixed reviews | iPod | Detailed iPod Timeline
2003: iTunes Music Store, 1 million songs sold in first week
2003: iTunes for Windows introduced
2004: Microsoft launches "Plays for Sure" campaign
2005: Technology advances...flash based iPod Shuffle, iPod Photo and later iPod Video
2006: 1 Billion Songs Sold: sales graph
2007: 3 Billion Songs Sold
2007: Microsoft introduces Zune and breaks from "Plays for Sure" alliance.
2007: Apple introduces iPhone
2010: Apple introduces iPad
1. Rip, Mix, BurnRipping a CD means to copy the songs from the CD to your computer. Mixing means to create a playlist with songs from several source CDs. Burning means to create a new CD with this playlist of songs.
2. iTunes Music StoreWe will browse the iTunes Music Store and download a free podcast to the computer.
3. iTunes to iPod
We will move a song or podcast from iTunes (on the computer) to the iPod.
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Digital Rights Management (DRM) and Apple's Deal with the DRM Devil
Podcasting Pushes Limits
Apple's iTunes University
NAU's iTunes U
Mixed Results for Duke's iPod program
Duke Restricts iPod Program
Duke's Digital Initiative
Stanford on iTunes story
University of Western Ontario (Canada):