Apple warns: iPods are shocking!


On Wednesday, Apple warned customers that earbud headphones, when used in conjunction with iPods and iPhones, could cause "small electrical shocks." The warning, which appeared on Apple's support page, immediately prompted a series of snarky headlines and playful commentaries. This is hardly surprising: frankly, there's something fundamentally funny about the image of an iPod user queuing up Black Sabbath and getting a little electroshock therapy. Macworld, for example, had a field day with the story.

Personally, I can't get past the image of Apple throwing in a free copy of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest with every iPod purchase.