Regards (yes just regards, you don't deserve a 'Kind Regards'),
Anger management needed? Well, yes probably but let me explain the situation and then you can tell me whether you'd write that iPod hate mail any differently.
On Saturday morning I had an interview to conduct with a prominent Australian Pacific media Foreign Correspondent. I took along my "trusty", 2 year old iPod with it's voice recording attachment.
The meeting that I had estimated to last half an hour went on for an hour and a half - extra time is always great when you're writing a profile piece! So I was elated.
Although towards the end of the meeting, I noticed my ipod was doing some funky stuff, flashing that piece of fruit they made as their logo over and over (it's a technology company, what's an apple got to do with it? I think they were high when they came up with that one).
I raced home as soon as the meeting concluded so that I could charge my iPod, thinking it had just died after 1 and 1/2 of recording - plausible and acceptable.
No such luck, it didn't turn on - my recording notes of the entire meeting, LOST!
Needless to say, I flew into a panic. P. arrived, calmed me down. And I chained myself to the desk to pump the interview's minituae out of my mind and onto screen.
I ended up remembering a lot, pretty much most of the interview and quotes (well done to that good ol' grey matter).
Anyway, after this I became preoccupied with writing the story and completing assignments, but now I've zapped back to reality.
This iPod will now join the other on my desk which died after 2 years in action as well.
They make great paper-weights.
Anyone had iPod dilemmas? Or, better yet, what's a better MP3 for me to upgrade to?