Saturday, September 22, 2007

My new Ipod Touch

Okay, I shelled out $323. for my Ipod Touch, which I got mainly because of the WiFi aspect. I found out that I can go to the library after hours and surf to my heart's content from a bench outside.If I visit the Coffee Roastery in St. Helena I can do the same... all for Free ! and don't have to lug my laptop around (even though I love the mobility and versatility of that). Call me a gadget freak if you must, but having four Ipods that all work just fine makes me feel whole and complete. The music,movies and podcasts I download are all things that interest me personally and I listen to them on the road as I ride my scooter up and down the Napa Valley.My Etymotic earphones work so well because they fit snug, and yet I can still hear what may be going on around me. It is so much fun.Digital living has presented challenges to my consumption of traditional media content.Since my neighbors moved to another area, I can't get free cable TV anymore (Shhhhh !! ) So I pay for wireless internet access through an Earthlink DSL connection and download the shows I want to watch after work. All my Power Mac G4's are part of a network using the most recent 801.11n protocol. An airport express unit connected to my stereo allows me to play a list of songs and podcasts in Itunes on my stereo ! Soon, I will have a MacBook Pro with the new Leopard operating system.When this computer arrives, I will use it for my Photography,Scanning,Printing,CD/DVD,Quicktime Audio and Video projects.Hey,I love that I know how to use this technology to further expand my mind and creative ability.I finally have a life... an ILife !

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