Well I haven't even had it week yet or even put my entire cd collection in it yet and I am just blown away by it.
It's just so small, yet so full of music. Amazing, I can't believe how amazed I am by this stupid thing.
It has gotten me thinking about all my previous technological attempts at portable music.
The casette walkman, always needed to carry around a bunch of tapes with me or listen to the same maximum 90 minutes of music over and over. Blank tapes were good as was copying tapes. Sound quality was crap.
Next came the disc man. Don't try walking with this thing, just stay perfectly still. Again you needed to carry a bunch of discs around with you or you just listen to a very finite amount of music again and again. I'm going to go toss my old now with a clear conscience as it is clearly an obsolete piece of crap that could be replaced for twenty bucks if I was ever so inclined to replace it.
Next came the cordless headphones. Only good around the transmitter, with a one hundred feet you weren't going far, but it was okay for around the house. Sound quality was quite crap.
Never really caught on, wonder why?
Now I've got something with endless variety, that is smaller than my wallet and I can access any song instantly. It must be the year 2000.