Ryan Maguire created a song from the sound bits removed by MP3 compression of Tom’s Diner. He called it, “moDernisT”, which is an anagram of the original song name. Suzanne Vega’s hit was used as a testbed song by Karlheinz Brandenburg when he developed MP3.
Vinnie Chieco, a freelance copywriter, is credited to have named the iPod. The name was inspired from a dialogue in the famous sci-fi movie, "2001: A Space Odyssey". [more...]