The soundtrack of life
27 Apr 2004|Lee Shupp
I’ve just purchased Dell’s Digital Jukebox, and I’m a happy camper. Right now I’m sitting on a long plane flight listening to Cassandra Wilson, who has taken me to an alternative reality that I much prefer to the drudgery of a cross country flight. (I could rave for days about Cassandra, one of my favorite singers, but I won’t do that here.)
Adding a soundtrack to life completely changes your experience of reality. You can proactively pick your mood (blues for a long Monday, fast funk for a work blitz, moody jazz to detach and relax) and transform experience to something much more pleasant. My digital jukebox has gone with me to the gym, the grocery store, the New York subway, and the airport, and all of these experiences have been much improved. Yes, I know social critics rant about detaching from reality, but I’m not a zombie. I still observe external reality, and I can easily hit pause if something happens worth paying attention to.
I chose the Dell over Apple’s iPod for several reasons:
The Dell isn’t perfect. There are a few flaws that need to be fixed. For instance:
That being said, there’s lots to like about this baby. It sounds good, looks good, and is easy to use. I love it despite its shortcomings. Now I look at my CDs and just see clutter- I want to digitize everything and make the CDs go away!prev next