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Wednesday, March 09, 2005


I came home last night to a box at my snow-covered doorstep; my iShuffle had arrived. 512M, tiny, $100. My recent "music fascinationg thing", or whatever I called it in a previous blog entry, is now about to get more fascinated or obsessed or [insert whatever word here]. This allows me to space out of the mundane sound machine of the train or the subway or the dickbag on the train trying to explain to his coworkers on his cell phone how to spell kat.

This morning was the first ride with my new toy and it was as I expected it to be, which is excellent. I alternately read (Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore) and listened to music (Genesis - Selling England by the Pound) while staring out the window. I'll need to work on the wiring, which is currently hanging from my neck or ears. It opens up too many opportunites for catching on buttons or hands or homeless people to be a consistent setup. But these are details. We'll get there.

One downside is that the stupid USB port on the front of my brand new Dell computer isn't powerful enough to accomodate the easy access intended by the placement of the USB connection. This means I will either have to drag the machine out every time I need to sync or I'll have to buy yet another Apple product to extend the rear USB to the front of the machine, for easier access. This is a huge complaint I have with Apple, they are accessory whores.

Some people don't like the idea of not being able to see the song title and/or artist, but for me this isn't an issue. I know exactly what I'm listening to and I don't have the need to be able to see that information. Also, I don't use the shuffle feature as I'm not a shuffle guy. I like playing albums in order. Maybe this isn't a comprehensive use of the product's abilities but it works for me. Of course, we're only at 9:11 AM on day 1.


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