I love what I just found out on iTunes: they just crossed the 10 billionth-song-downloaded mark. And guess what the tune was? Johnny Cash’s “Guess Things Happen That Way”! Some guy from Georgia (Woodstock, GA, to add to the overall irony), won a $10,000 iTunes card for his fortuitous timing (being the 10 billionth). Lucky him!
But isn’t it the coolest thing ever– that it was a truly old-school tune that made the magic mark? Apple should be publicizing the heck out of this! It wasn’t some teenager downloading the latest Rihanna, it was a guy downloading JOHNNY CASH… Talk about market penetration!
Why this pleases me so much, I can’t quite articulate. Oh wait, yes I can… It’s just this: we older folks CAN adapt. We CAN learn new tricks and adopt new technologies! Go grownups!