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Little Dome: October 2001 (iPod, Pop Idol, Soapstars and Q Magazine)

Two tech advancements and two TV shows (one massive, one not so much) defined October 2001. Plus, Gareth Gwynn and Esyllt Sears scoot through an edition of Q Magazine featuring an interview with Victoria Beckham in which readers get to ask the questions (Bad idea, it turns out).


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