So it turns out that an iPod is a seamless multimedia experience. It has features. It is glossy. It has rounded corners for easy insertion.
The one thing it doesn’t appear to be is a music player. I have yet to get it to play the music I want it to play. After two hours of trying.
Maybe this is culture shock? Maybe I just need to think about music in the right way? Maybe having a piece of equipment do what I tell it to do is just so five years ago? Maybe I should accept that Apple does know best and I should just sit back and let it do whatever it is that it wants to do, including telling it what my credit card number is? And then getting another credit card when iTunes doesn’t like that credit card? Why the rubbery fuck does an mp3 player need my credit card number?
I’ve got a PhD from the University of Cambridge and I used to work as a computer programmer. Maybe I’m not clever enough to use an iPod? Maybe I’m too clever? Maybe I need a lobotomy?
Maybe I should take a hammer to this fucking thing?