« on: September 07, 2007, 04:03:25 PM »
EasyCure, I hear what you are saying about having lots of albums per band. I'm exactly the same way. I have way too many complete box collections as well, but the fact of the matter is this. In a 24 hour day, I can at most listen to 24 hours worth of music. Would you disagree? I have over 100 hours of music on my phone (in addition to plenty of music videos, video podcasts, short films I've done, and The Two Towers). I can only listen to so much of that in a day. Usually how I do it is put a few bands I'm more likely to listen to that day, and then put on some I haven't heard for a while. It makes what music is there feel fresh, and every time I come home I can have it randomly refill, or randomly refill the remaining space after all my top rated tracks make it on.
I'm not going to argue that having all 80 gigs of your music on your person isn't a better thing. To argue that is ridiculous. I'm not sure I want to know how much an iPhone with 80 gigs of storage would cost though. That would be crazy. What I am saying, is that I've seen people in your position (Remember, I was one of them) that hold to the idea that a portable devise must hold EVERYTHING that is on your computer when you are on the go. It's simply not necessary (although I will give you that it's convenient). What is ridiculous is turning down a product for silly reasons. I had the 30 gig iPod (back when my collection would fit inside of that), but then I downgraded to a 2 gig nano simply for the form factor (and ironically, I would heartedly recommend the nano over the full size, but that's a different story). What I was surprised to find is how much I could actually fit into that. I've never had issues with the space limitations given, although you are correct I can't hold my whole library. Oh, and if you want to talk about devises that can hold everything on my computer on the go, care to find me a handheld that has over two terabytes of storage? If you could, I would love you forever. ;-)
Also, the keyboard on the iPhone takes most users about a day to become fluent on it. I could barely tap out a message when I first used it, and the auto correct didn't help me much. In time, after it got used to me, and I got used to it we have a much better relationship. 30 WPM is the fun-lovin' truth man.
(Oh, and about being a lover of music? I'm currently directing a Rock Opera Musical. I know what that means. :-))