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May 24, 2007 at 3:39 PM

“iPod Amnesty” photographer says lighten up

Rex Sorgatz / Fimoculous.com

The iPod Amnesty bin at Zune headquarters in Redmond.

The source of the now-famous photo of the iPod Amnesty recycling bin at Zune HQ in Redmond?

It was MSNBC.com’s Rex Sorgatz, who took the photo last week and casually threw the image onto Flickr. He didn’t even mention it on his Fimoculous blog until today, after it had been discovered and spun into a blogosphere hissy fit.

Rex responded on Flickr to an outraged Apple fan who decried the waste, the sacrilege, the travesty:

I think it’s more of a joke than you’re suggesting. Microsoft isn’t actually dumb enough to think that people are going to drop their iPods in the bin — it’s a way to show they have a reasonable degree of levity.

Comments | Topics: Apple, Gadgets & products, Microsoft

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