“OMG Obama Like Totally Uses a Zune” – Who Cares?

For the last two days, I can’t seem to browse the Internet without seeing a post or story about President-Elect Obama’s use of a Zune Mp3 player.

In case you are unaware, the Zune is Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s iPod which was initially released in late 2006. The simple fact that I am defining what the Zune is should tell you that it hasn’t done so well against the iPod in terms of market-share.

After two days, and far too many postings on “Zunegate” (Can you believe how easy it is to get a “gate” these days? I means seriously people get a grip), it turns out that Obama actually uses an iPod.

In the end I am forced to ask, “Why the hell has this become an issue that anyone cares about?” That isn’t a rhetorical question. I really want to know if anyone has an answer that makes any sense. With all of the real problems going on in the world why is an Mp3 player, or the breed of dog that the Obama’s purchase such a big deal?

I just don’t get it.

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