The iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones may not be the best-sounding portable devices we've ever heard but they can pull crazy stunts like pretending to be a cassette player, vinyl turntable, or boombox.
Okay, so Radiohead didn't play Occupy Wall Street after all. Fine. We'll just make our own playlists to memorialize the occupation of Wall Street.
Because music players can take on nearly any function imaginable now, the sky is the limit in terms of what they can do. To find out what music fans want them to do, we launched the first Untapped Apps poll a few months ago.
The real Steve Jobs corralled enthusiastic, unorganized movements to distribute music and software online into one big centralized market, just like the fake Dr. Dre did with Burning Man.