"A Memphis woman was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after she bludgeoned her boyfriend to death with an iPod."
"According to law officers, Mathers was hysterical when police arrived and told them that she killed her boyfriend only after he accused her of illegally downloading music and erased about 2,000 of her MP3s. Mathers complained that it took 3 months to build her music collection."
Stolen from offbalance. Not sure if it's real (I think it's not, I couldn't find any mention of it on google news), but it's hilarious nevertheless. And I have to say, if it is true, my respect for the ipod has increased dramatically. My favorite thing about the old Nextel phones was that they felt big and solid enough to beat someone to death with, and really, that is the best sign of quality when it comes to small electronics and appliances. If you can't beat someone to death with it, is it really worth it?
I bet I could totally kill someone with my Nomad Zen. (Although I'll admit I don't think it'd work afterwards. It's built solidly, but not THAT solidly. Alas.)