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.