Journalists have always struggled with math

I’ve had my problems, too — the only failing notice I received in high school was in Algebra — so I double-checked with an online calculator to make sure that the iPod was introduced 11 years ago, not 9.

* Nine years ago — in 2001 — Apple unveils the iPod (
* Earlier: It’s common to hear a journalist say they’re “not a math person” (
* Oct. 23, 2001: Apple’s just-announced iPod spurs mixed reactions (