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I saw a couple of stories yesterday about how Apple is going to stop making the iPod Touch, the last of a line of music players that first was launched in 2001.  You can still get one for $199, but when supplies run out, the iPod will be consigned to memory.  That said, it is important to remember exactly how influential the iPod was - not just in terms of Apple, but in how other innovators and consumers think about what is possible.