New York's Village Voice is carrying an interesting report that reflects the isolatory nature of portable media devices.
Titled 'iPod Annotated', the report discusses an incident in which an "anonymous scribbler" wrote a series of philosophical observations analyzing that sense of isolation on a "block-long row" of iPod posters. The 'i' stands for iSolation", the reflective prankster writes. The i also stands for: insecure, inebriated and irrational, according to the Voice.
Passers-by also later became involved in the game, adding their responses to the debate. The Village Voice has a series of pictures illustrating what happened.