booker wrote:I just can't do it. I love my CDs and I love my CD covers and I love my CD booklets.
What are you talking about? You don't get rid of all your CDs when you get an iPod, and just because you have an iPod doesn't mean you have to buy music through iTunes (I buy a few things at iTunes, but when I buy online, I mostly buy music from Emusic.com
I've had my iPod for about a year now. I use to have a Sony Discman. I didn't think an iPod would be so much better... and oh so expensive... All B.S. I can hardly imagine now, not having one.
About 90-95% of the music on my iPod is from my CD collection. About the same time that I got the iPod (I should say, "about the same time that my wife gave me an iPod for our anniversary"), I moved our 600+ CD collection to DiscSox
files. They are very similar to the more popular CaseLogic sleeves, except that the DiscSox sleeves hold both the cover art AND the back cover “Tray Card” art. When I buy new music, I still most often buy the CD, I just load it onto the iPod, and put the CD into a sleeve and place it in the drawer (in alphabetical order, of course). Everyone that I know that has an iPod, which is now almost everyone I know, says the same thing: Once you get an iPod, your CD collection becomes your back-up storage.
I still have all the cover art, I just have the convenience of having several hundred CDs on a device the size of a pack of cigarettes. No more fumbling through a collection of CDs in a CD booklet. No more of this: “Oh, damn, of the 24 CDs in my CD booklet, I didn’t bring *INSERT ALBUM TITLE HERE* with me, so I cannot listen to it now.” Never, never again… And you don’t have to carry a bag around for your CD booklet!!! Just think, walk around anywhere, not carrying any bag or anything, with just this tiny little gadget in your pocket holding your entire music collection to shuffle through at your whim.
I have about 3000 songs on this thing (Song List
as of last month) and it is not quite 2/3 full. I like to select the entire library and put it on random play. Not just hours, but days worth of music, playing nothing but songs I like, but with the random surprise of a radio style programming (ie.: I don’t have to stop and think about what to play next, yet it’s always a song I like), and no commercials.
And you can then “BE” a radio if you choose. By attaching an iTrip:
…or a variety of other similar competing products that allow you to broadcast for about a 200 meter radius. You choose what radio frequency to broadcast at, just choose a number that doesn't have a radio station broadcasting in your area.
Dreamin wrote: I didn't want an iPod until I saw the "mini" in candyfloss pink.
After my wife bought me the iPod for our anniversary, she got so envious. She was still dragging around a “pink” Discman and a bunch of CDs. You want to hear clever marketing- Apple launched the iPod-Mini the week before Valentines Day, and offered free engraving. So for Valentines I gave her the Pink iPod Mini, engraved on the back with a Valentine message.