My New Toyby Angie

11 Feb 2008
12:02 pm

I got a present from Jason for Jim’s Birthday :)

You see, Jason and I were discussing what Jim might want for his birthday and I mentioned that he’s kind of sort of maybe saving up for an iPod Touch, so money toward that might be nice. Jason asked if Jim might like an iPod Shuffle, but I said no, it was the calender and other stuff that he wanted more than just a music player…why? Well, Jason had received a free iPod ShuffleShuffle as part of a rebate package and didn’t know what to do with it, since he already has an iPhone. We discussed the prospective usage of a “little” – 1G – iPod with no touch screen or display and I said it would be great for listening to audio books or music on walks or while gardening… Long story short, Jason decided that I should have it! Sure enough, he brought it this weekend and walked me though setup and downloading iTunes and all that jazz.

Well, now I have an apology to make to my sisters and cousin for having given them flack about iPods and iTunes: I have a real aversion to proprietary hardware and software and formats, so I never jumped on the iEverything bandwagon. Anyway, I humbly admit that I really love my little Shuffle and it’s super cool and I’m very glad to have it. I’ve already been to the library to borrow some audio books (that I will delete when I return the CDs) and “Emma” by Jane Austen has made it onto my iPod first.

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  1. emily
    12:22 PM on February 11th, 2008

    tha’s so much fun! :D listening to books on it is a good idea – i should try that with mine!

  2. Russel
    4:42 PM on February 11th, 2008

    The way copyright law is worded, you can make copies of borrowed music, but no more than ten copies. And no remuneration can be made in any form, not even a trade. It all stems from a poorly thought out law in 1992 that made copying audio files legal, but you had to pay a tax on digital copiers and media. Then, seeing how bad that idea was, but not wanting to give up the tax, they changed the law to state that you can only make ten copies of something. It has been a bit of a mess.

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