WHILE SITTING in the canteen at Tippeary Institute, I got to see colour video running on an iPod. It's a Linux hack and Niall O'Brien has figured it out. What's next? Writing a very basic DIY guide to the process. Tweaking the frame rate and resyncing the sound track to make the content run smoother.
You can Digg for "Running Linux on an iPod" to get started with this hack. And if you probe the innards of iTunes, you'll spot markers for videos in the system. We expect that Apple will start offering music videos first and then movie trailers and after boosting the hardware give people movies in their pockets. How cool is that?