I finally caved in (actually, I finally convinced my other half) and got an iPod. 20GB baby! I have more hard drive space on my iPod than on my desktop computer at work. Twice as much, actually. Unbelievable.
For the longest time, I was skeptical about iPods. Seriously, how could something like a music player be worth $500? Of course, I said the same thing when I bought a portable, rugged CD player in college ($100?? Come on.) I had to lose that thing before I quit using it.
So, I bought the iPod for exercising. Honestly. I know I will ride or work out more just because I have music. It worked before and I need to do something with this gut. What I didn't think about was that I have all my music with me all the time. Where and whenever I can safely and comfortably carry this little device, I have every song I own with me. I converted all my CDs to MP3 long ago, but I lacked the other component of digital music; portability. Sure, I could burn a CD of MP3s and bring that to work with WinAmp, but that's not portable. I'm still tied to a desktop. With a portable device, I'm starting to get the portable music thing. I know, I'm a swift one.
I don't want to sound like a fanboy, but it really is a cool little gadget. Adding the iTrip will hopefully be a good investment, too. I need to play with it a little more, but our radio spetrum here seems to be really packed.