I say possible, because I am still holding hope…
I have been working on Macs for about 15 years, egads! Since I was a freshman in high school taking Graphic Arts I & II. At home I have always had a pc. Everyone has them and it’s simple, easy and cheep to get software. As a designer though, everyone knows Macs are superior for art and design. I would love a mac at home if 1. I could afford one and 2. I could afford any programs to go on it after I got it. I say all this just to lay groundwork, to inform you that I am not a person to follow the footsteps of the latest craze.
At any rate, I’ve always been a huge music fan. I’ve bought over 400 CDs. Between my sister and I, our collections probably rival music masters’ collections. I had my first walkman probably as soon as my sister handed an old one down to me. I remember when she bought me my first CD player walkman, I truly thought I was the richest and luckiest person in the world, back in the day when the low end cost about $100. I could now listen to CDs in the car, while walking or even while I was at work (so as not to annoy my coworkers further with anymore pixies, judybats or smoking popes).
Of course my sister got an ipod first, a currently archaic model, it actually has buttons across the top (gasp!). But it serves its purpose and that is what we need, we’re music listeners, not bandwagon jumpers. Despite that, I am a snob and it kind of sickens me when I see people using their white ear buds to listen to their ipods, especially in inappropriate public places such as the grocery store. I wonder to myself, “did they used to shop at the grocery store with their CD player? No, they did not.” Now they are only wearing it while picking up some toilet paper because, they think, it makes them look so cool.
Anyway, the next year I got my ipod with “art is life” etched into the back. This morning I left for work, 75% full on a 40 gig model. This ipod, with its rubber iskin protecting it from its many tumbles and jolts has served me faithfully for 2 years. Why, why, why cruel world did my ipod suddenly die while resting safely on the desk at work, mid song. I was not too alarmed at first, I’ve had to reset her on occasion but on this particular occurrence she responded not with returning to normalcy but with a sick faced ipod icon. Eeep! After following all apples instructions the sick face icon has not gone away and has only begun to be accompanied with a death rattle (a beeping and clicking sound). According to the apple site, this icon means hardware problems which is a bad, bad thing.
My sister said “time to get a new ipod.” but I am so sad. Of course the new ones are all skinnier with even more room for more songs, and they’re all “look at me, I have a pretty color screen”. I am just hoping that tonight after I go to sleep the ipod fairy will come down from heaven and sprinkle her mp3 fairy dust and fix whatever ails my ipod.
Sadly, I think this is the longest post I have ever posted to this blog. How shallow does it make me seem?
P.S. I will never say never, but iphone=stupid. I can’t ever imagine wanting my phone to be my mp3 player.