it's a cover-up.
back when i was a kid in the early 80's, i had this friend whose mom kept all her living room furniture covered in this thick crinkly clear plastic. because it was the good furniture, and she wouldn't have wanted to ruin it by, you know, touching it. that she couldn't see it, enjoy it, or use it as it was meant to be used &mdash well, you can't have everything.
think about that the next time you slip on that ipod cover.