'Coverage of the Original iPod'

Stephen Hackett culled together some takes on the first iPod when it came out in 2001.

In particular, Eliot Van Buskirk's thoughts caught my eye. They're remarkably prescient:

I know that Mac-only compatibility is just one of the things that people will complain about in reference to this device. But the naysayers have it wrong, and I’ll tell you why: The iPod is revolutionary in a number of ways, and its descendants will replace the PC.