This past weekend my husband decided we needed a place to put "the stereo." You see we moved into a patio home last year and are still arranging things. The Stereo is one of the items that remains in a box, it doesn't have a home in our home.
The husband located a nice little spot to locate The Stereo, but we need a small cabinet to hide it in. While we were furniture shopping, I suggested we consider doing an iPod thing. Not being totally familiar with the iPod, (I've purchased several - none for myself of course ), I'm just assuming you can hook up an iPod with a stereo. Not our Stereo, but one made for that purpose yes?
The ensuing conversation with my husband, the dinosaur, went something along the lines of, no an iPod is not strong enough to power speakers, besides next year there will be another new and different device....and so on.
Well he's probably right. My first car had an "8-track". That was at a time when all my guy friends were coming back from Sunny Vietnam with massive "reel to reel" recorders. The "8-track" required one carry a ton of music to play in it. On a tourist run to NYC, some fool broke into my car, removed my beloved "8-track" and took my library of music. It was a huge loss.
The next wave of technology brought us cassettes. I have hundreds of cassettes with music, real estate training and books on them. Again, they need additional storage homes in your car and home. They can be easily misplaced or stolen.
Then came CD's. Why they named these after a "Certificate of Deposit" is beyond me. It was always confusing. Too make matters worse a CD looks like a DVD. How is one to know the difference? Some are writable, some are not. Some if you put in your car player you ruin it. CD's once you get the hang of it are an improvement over the stupid little cassettes that would break. But still storage was an issue.
Now we have the iPod. This amazing little device organizes our music, photo and video life into a smart little package. If it gets lost or stolen, there is always the safety of the backup.
I just read a piece where 70% of the vehicles in 2007 will offer hookups for music devices. If they don't, the auto makers will lose their customers under age 44.
Geeze and I got excited a decade ago when I bought a cool car with Cup Holders! Now when I buy a car I will need to consider intregating the iPod system into it, even if I still don't own one, I must consider resale...
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