I realize that the continued progression of the technology in our day and age is a good thing, but sometimes it's a terrible pain in the butt. I like to borrow audio books from the library. When I started this practice I had a cassette player at home and one in my car. So no major problem I could listen either place. Then along came CDs. I had a CD player in my car before I ever owned a CD or borrow a CD. So I purchased a boom box with a CD player and cassette player and then what happens - the cassette player stops working. Okay, I can live with that - I'll just borrow CDs - no more cassettes because I don't have a cassette player at home and when I got my new car, I couldn't get a cassette player in it. (Can you believe that?) So now, I find a book that I want to read and the only available copy is in cassette form. I check it out and head home and scrounge around and find my old walkman (remember those?) and pray that it will manage to operate while I listen to this book. I had a hard time - halfway through cassette 5, it just stopped and I panicked. I changed the batteries - wasn't the batteries. I whimpered - the mystery was just starting toward its climax and I was going to have to find some other way to finish this book. Luckily for me, Tim managed to get it back into working order and I finished it today. Yes, progress is good but it sure can be a pain in the butt.
My review of the book follows in the next post.