This may be the ability of the human brain to recognize patterns where no pattern exists (see The Illuminatus Trilogy’s “Rule of 5″ for another example), but I’ve noticed that sometimes my iPod acts smarter than it has any right to be. As an example, yesterday it played a bunch of songs in a row that were exactly what I was looking for at that time. Other times, it’ll choose a song which makes me think of another… which is the next song it plays. And then still other times, it’ll play a song but I’ll skip it because that isn’t the version I particularly wanted – so it plays another version next.
I know I’m not the only one to have noticed this.