In his 2005 book Smart Phone and Next Generation Mobile Computing, Pei Zheng spoke of mobile music as part of the “Next Wave of Computing.” He suggested iTunes might in the future merge with mobile technology to offer users wireless access to music.
“Imagine an iPod-like smart phone (the iPhone?),” he said.
I discovered the book via Google Book Search. Not sure how many of you are interested, but I thought some of you would like to see history in the making.
Here’s a screenshot/excerpt: