A fond farewell to Pepsi/iTunes

Pepsi_1The party seems to be over. Today I trundle again to the vending machine, hopeful to abscond with a free iTunes song with my Diet Pepsi but prepared to be undone by mathematics. I pop the cap off, and there’s a 10-digit code. Nice. But where it should say “Free Song,” it says “One Point.” What’s this? Wait a minute—this isn’t an iTunes bottle at all. It’s a “Sports Pass” bottle, whatever that is. (It has something to do with collecting points for sports gear.) I knew this would happen. Still, it feels sudden. Damn. I guess I should drink more water.

—Posted by Tim Nudd