I read the Steve Jobs Biography by Walter Isaacson as soon as it came out (I really need to write reviews on this book, along with reviews on the biographies and memoirs of Steve "Woz" Wozniak, Bill Gates, and Paul Allen … it’s just finding the time that’s the problem).
During his discussions about the creation and deployment of the iPad, Isaacson notes that it became common for people to question each other along the lines of “What’s on your play list?” Another aspect to this phenomenon was that people would talk about what songs were on famous peoples’ iPods.
Strange to relate, I really never got into downloading music to my iPod or – more recently – my iPad. Well, this was true until this past weekend… I was sitting on our back deck enjoying the sunshine when – for reasons unknown – I started to reminisce about a Supertramp concert I’d attended in the late 1970s.
It wasn’t long before I was overtaken by the urge to listen to the little rascals, but the last media I had them on was LPs, which have long ago been swallowed by the mists of time. Isn’t it great to be around today, with the Internet and iPads and iTunes and “stuff”?
I immediately bounced over to the iTunes store and downloaded Crime of the Century, Crisis? What Crisis?, Even in the Quietest Moments, and Breakfast in America … after which I spent a happy afternoon listening on my headphones and humming along out of tune, causing our two dogs and two cats to look at me in consternation and to raise their eyebrows at each other to indicate what they thought about my musical abilities.
Now, listening on the headphones is great if you are by yourself, but what if you want to “share the joy” with your family and friends (the ones who haven’t got the sense to find something urgent to do before you have them trapped and cornered). So I started pondering the idea of wireless loudspeakers. Then I did a search on Amazon.com, where I ran across the Logitech Wireless Boombox for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
Hmmm… I just don’t know… On the one hand this is nice and compact … but on the other hand, would I be better off with two separate speakers to enhance the stereo? Perhaps I should go for a three-speaker setup to boost the base? Or would all of this be overkill, and should follow the KISS principle (Keep It Simple, Stupid).
Life would be a lot easier if I had a clue what I was doing (this is becoming my mantra these days). What do you use and/or suggest? Any recommendations would be very gratefully accepted…
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