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Chapter 7. Making iContact > Getting Addressed

Getting Addressed

The iPod wasn't always a contact manager…or was it? Let's look at the history and state of the art in configuring iPod contacts.

First on the Block: iPod Organizer

It would be incorrect to credit Apple with being the first to think of using the original Macintosh-compatible iPod as a personal information manager (PIM). It didn't take savvy users more than a couple of days after the iPod's general release to figure out that by creating very short, empty MP3 files and editing the Artist, Album, and Song information to include names and phone numbers, you could construct a crude contact database of your own (see the sidebar “Crude Contacts” in this section).


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