The first time, I think, I’ve seen DAB Digital Radio mentioned in a book (”Out of the ordinary”, by Jon Ronson - a collection of his recent newspaper articles and diary entries).
Interesting. Why does Jon feel the need to tell us it’s a ‘pocket DAB personal radio’, not just a ‘pocket radio’?
The same reason that we talk about owning an iPod, not an MP3 player.
The more that other people feel like Jon - that having a DAB radio is a badge of honour, and worth showing off - the better.