You don't need much imagination to see why so many people are so happy with their iPods, or why hundreds of millions of iPods have been sold as of this writing. Imagine no longer needing to take CDs or DVDs with you when you travel — your favorite music and videos fit right in your pocket, and you can leave your precious content library at home.
What’s more, this library is stored in electronic form (and is easily backed up to other media), so it never deteriorates — unlike CDs, DVDs, and other physical media that may last only a few decades.
When I first encountered the iPod, it came very close to fulfilling my dream as a road warrior — in particular, the dream of filling up a car with music as easily as filling it up with fuel. For example, I use a fully loaded iPod with my car using a custom in-vehicle interface adapter that offers an iPod connector; or I use a cassette adapter, or even an FM radio transmitter, in a rental car or boat. Whether you want to be On the Road with Jack Kerouac (in audio book form) or “Drivin’ South” with Jimi Hendrix, just fill up your iPod or iPhone and go!
I designed this iPod & iTunes For Dummies, Portable Collection Edition, as a reference so that you can easily find the information you need right when you need it. Now, if you’d prefer to read the book straight through, from beginning to end, feel free. That'd be another way to find out how to use iTunes and your iPod from scratch. And just to keep as many of your ...