Sad iPod

Having a miniature Fleetwood Mac obsession at the moment, but upon playing ‘Landslide’ for the umpteenth time this evening my iPod promptly stalled, then displayed this:

Sad iPod Logo

next to the Apple support link.  The usual menu + centre button restart trick doesn’t work, and looking at the website indicates this means I need to take it in for repair. Bugger. I suppose it is two and a half years old, which given the daily use isn’t a bad age.

Incidentally, the level to which I have anthropomorphisised my iPod based on that logo is quite ridiculous. I actually feel sorry for it. I think this is a clever marketing strategy.