About J.D. Biersdorfer

iPod: The Missing Manual not only covers all iPod models for both Mac and Windows, including the super-slim 2003 series, it's also the ultimate guide to iTunes, MusicMatch Jukebox Plus, and even the new iTunes Music Store. With humor and authority, New York Times tech columnist J. D. Biersdorfer lays bare an astonishing collection of useful tips, tricks, and shortcuts. No matter what kind of music moves you, iPod: The Missing Manual will help you get much more out of your iPod--and much more into it. cover
The Care and Feeding of Your iPod

Before I ponied up the bucks and bought my first iPod, I had one of those peewee flash memory MP3 players that held about 32 megabytes of music and sucked down AAA batteries like a Tampa Bay linebacker guzzling Gatorade on a hot Florida day. When I saw the light and bought an iPod, the realization that I was not going to have to keep feeding the Energizer Bunny every other day was a joyous one. The iPod’s rechargeable battery promises hours and hours of music on the go, and all I had to do was remember to plug it into my Mac or an AC adapter to charge it up when it needed more power.