It's hard to believe that MP3 players have been around for 10 years. It's also hard to believe how far they've come. The images below are (not actual) pictures of each MP3 player I've owned over those 10 years. It's amazing just how few I've been through. I've shown tremendous restraint in not picking up a new one every time they come out.
Perhaps my fondest memory of early MP3 players was not the player itself. It was looking for information about it on the internet. My first MP3 player was the Diamond Rio. And all I remember about it was it being incredibly buggy — every time I searched for information on it online I was sent to information about something completely different:
Happy Birthday, MP3 Player.