Tuesday, December 22, 2009

More Apple dilemmas

My iPod (2006 30Gb Classic) has packed up - or at least the right channel of the jack socket has. The nice people at the Apple temple store said they could fix it for £108. Where "fix" actually means replacing it with a brand new one. Seems like a pretty good deal to me.

My iPod feels like an old friend. It goes everywhere with me. There's something very appealing about the idea of carrying at least 60% of my CD collection around in my pocket.

But do I really need one? When it comes down to it, 90% of my listening is podcasts: Guardian Film Weekly or 2 Half Squads (note the wargaming reference there). I could probably live without that. Time on my commute is better spent reading neuroscience papers really.

And I've just shelled out (after much agonizing) on a MacBook Pro. Maybe it's time to cut back on the blatant consumerism for a while?


skarper said...

I have a MacBook Pro too....

Have had it more than two years and no regrets yet.

Dee823 said...

Hello Peter, I have the same surname as you do and my family is from the same place, so I'm wondering if there is a connection. You can contact me at dee823@gmailDOTcom, if interested in exploring a family connection.
I've been using Apple computers since 1985, wouldn't even consider another operating system, although I do like fiddling around with UNIX from time to time, and was glad when Apple adopted it.