OK, so for reasons I can’t entirely explain, on Sunday night I got the idea that MP3 players would be the perfect gift for my parents. But an MP3 player isn’t much good without MP3s, is it?
They’re both able to navigate the Web and manage files on their computers, so I’d like to bookmark a couple of download sites for them. But they don’t like modern music, don’t like paying for stuff, and definitely don’t like sites with complicated interfaces, small print, or personal questions to answer.
Downloads should be in a format that can go directly to the MP3 player. If they have to convert or unzip anything, forget it.
Mom likes humor of the inoffensive, non-threatening variety, and stories of old ladies who travel and/or solve crimes. Dad likes… well, mostly I’m hoping he’ll be entertained by having a new gadget to play with.