iPods are wildly popular in the little town of Redmond, Washington. So what, you say? They’re popular everywhere, you say? Yeah, well, Redmond just happens to be home to the Microsoft Corporation, and those people wandering the streets with the telltale Apple-produced white earphones trailing from their ears are all Microsoft employees. And don’t think that seeing their closest competitors product dangling from the heads of their own people doesn’t have Microsoft’s notoriously competitive management all in a tizzy.