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I *so* need an ipod. - Lograh — LiveJournal

Thursday, 16.Oct.2003

8:03 - I *so* need an ipod.

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I find I do math much better with music in the background. a CD player is a possibility, but after watching my listening habits for a bit I'm forced to admit that I'd have to carry around at least 10 CDs (possibly closer to 20) to have the requisite musical options for most listening moments. Anyone who's had the joys of holding my backpack will know this is simply not an option. That and I would like to take the music with me biking/excersizing and I've tried CD players for that before -- they simply don't work.
So what about other MP3 players? well, it'd have to have either massive ammounts of storage or really cheap storage extensions (and even they would have to be rather large). I've been doing the mp3 thing for a bit now and have a not-inconsiderable collection. Add the fact that I refuse to record in anything other than highest-quality vbr and you can see the storage needed skyrockets rather quickly. A small sampling (suitable for this purpose) would itself take a few GB.
Given the above, an iPod just seems the best choice. Much though I hate the fact that it has moving parts, I know of no other solid-state mp3 player that meets my needs. Besides, the iPod has some fringe benifits such as the wired remote and such that almost make up for the fact that it's HDD based.

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From:elisandra
Date:9:05 16.Oct.2003 (UTC)
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You can also use the iPod as a HD, which, for a data whore like you seems a good option.

What, you think I wasn't going to support the idea that he buy an iPod? Bah.
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From:macklinr
Date:9:41 16.Oct.2003 (UTC)
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I have had my HDD-based MP3 player for over a year with it died, and it was only when excessive abuse happened to it that it died.

Like when I throw down a 30 lbs backpack, and that's what lands first on a tile floor. For a few months. And not realize it until it's too late.
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From:lograh
Date:9:56 16.Oct.2003 (UTC)
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can you refresh my memory about what brand/model it was? I'll compare the two.

Also, the iPod has quite a few other abilities -- like being a standard firewire HDD -- that I could use (as mentioned by another).
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From:macklinr
Date:10:03 16.Oct.2003 (UTC)
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Creative Nomad Jukebox, 5G.

If they had PC-friendly iPods back then, I would have bought that. I still covet the iPod begoodness.
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From:lograh
Date:10:35 16.Oct.2003 (UTC)
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hrmm.. check the new 60GB version here.
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