Okay, maybe not an "insanely great" book, but I'll read it anyway...
“The Perfect Thing” raises one big question: is it possible to spin a whole book out of such literally lightweight subject matter? Answer: yes, if you don’t mind repetition and don’t expect to learn anything new. “The Perfect Thing” is more entertaining than informative, but it makes a very satisfactory mash note. Gushing aside (“this is its universally celebrated, endlessly pleasing, devilishly functional, drop-dead gorgeous design”), it does a handy job of crystallizing and commemorating the dawn of the iPod age.
Source: The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture and Coolness - Steven Levy - book - review - New York Times
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