Of Tootsie Pops and nanos…

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? According to this classic TV ad, it’s three.

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How many steps does it take to walk around the larger of the two lakes up here in Pennsylvania?

Thanks to the a nifty but under-appreciated feature of the new iPod nano, I now know it is…

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… 4802.

That’s how many of my steps it took while walking, according to the built-in pedometer on the nano.

Sure the new nano is stripped down compared to its predecessor, but the more I use the diminutive music player the more I like it. And this pedometer is just one of the tricks it can do.

Now if only some of the new watchbands for it would start shipping!

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.