Oprah And Her Audience Losing It Over An iPod In 2003 Is Pure Magic

We were ALL these audience members.

Screaming, cheering, Oprah dancing.

That's the kind of reaction Apple's iPod got when it was featured on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in May of 2003. The iTunes Music Store had just launched the month before (on April 27), so when the "itty bitty" third-generation iPod was brought out during a special spring edition of "Oprah's Favorite Things," everyone was already obsessed.

Understandably. It was 15GB, people. It held 3,700 songs. Oprah called it "genius," and her entire audience seemed downright giddy -- especially when they realized that each one of them was getting with one of the $399 devices for free.

Watch the clip above to fully appreciate (and perhaps relive) the 2003 enthusiasm, and try not to get tripped up over the iPod music process. After all, as Oprah's guest explained, it's "much like you might copy your CDs to tape."

My, how far we've come.

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