My ipod is dead. And it died in the most undignified manner. I was at work, listening to "Weekend America" and doing some cleaning in the convent. I went to wash my hands at the kitchen sink, and cranked on the faucet. Someone- a jokester, a prankser, a hijinxter... taped down the spray nozzle at said sink, and I and my ipod got drenched.
I did the research, as I am wont to do, and found lots of hints about how to revive it. They said leave it upright next to a radiator, dry it with a hairdryer, push the buttons in a particular way to reset it, let it dry for two days and then plug it in... so I did, and now... sad mac.
The only thing left to try is to submerge it in alcohol for an hour, shake it off, submerge it for two more hours, let it try, and see what happens. I suppose at this point, I don't have anything to lose. We shall see.