Category Archives: Toys

Getting with the times

“Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.” – Stewart Brand

After more than three years of unswerving loyalty, the beloved iPod Mini has been put out to pasture. Would have liked to just get the battery changed, as that was the 1st Generation 4GB iPod Mini and my first iPod and I loved it to death, but it has long since been discontinued, so now am only able to trade it in for a newer model with a 20% discount from the iPod Recycling Program. So am now owner of a blue 8GB iPod Nano.

Also, have now been reduced to using the laptop — now about two weeks shy of its fifth birthday — after selling the much-loved (and much much faster) desktop on Friday. And it was so excruciatingly slow that had to take it to Best Buy today to get the memory upgraded, which has made it comfortably faster and will be able to tide over until am home.

Will be car-less in less than 24 hours, for the first time in over three years, and after that will spend the next five weeks on foot. Am rather sad about having to give up the car, but this car has been in and of itself an oxymoron.