Somewhere around 240, but the final song count isn’t just from my CDs: there are also a whole bunch of (legal) downloads. And thanks!
Well, like SiouxChief said, I’m not ditching my CDs any time soon. And, anal retentive as I am, I’ll most likely back up all of these MP3s the next time I back up my hard drive.
I’m in that habit now, too – though I don’t buy CDs nearly as often as I used to. As I was going through my collection, it was always a relief to come across something relatively new that had already been ripped.
I don’t have an MP3 player yet, because I really only listen to music either at work or in my car: at work I just use iTunes, and my commute is all of 3 miles so I only get quality listening time when I drive to my friend’s place in Springfield or when I go home to Maryland. But last Friday (the 1st) I got a VR3 FM modulator to use with my USB jump drive, and it’s what prompted me to finally get serious about digitizing my music collection. The VR3 works pretty well, and it’s making me think that maybe I really do want an iPod!
Ha! You’re absolutely right. But hell yeah, it feels good!
Yeah, one of the benefits of doing this is that when I do finally get an iPod, I’ll have a clue about how much space I need.
It also was a nice reminder of how big my computer’s hard drive is, because about halfway through it dawned on me to make sure I had enough available disk space to do what I was doing. Visions of the 20GB hard drives at work made me panic for a moment, but when I checked I was pleasantly reminded that when I upgraded last year I got myself an 80GB hard drive. Sometimes I really love me.
Apples and oranges, apples and oranges . . . I wouldn’t get too used to that “daddy” title if I were you.
Tangent: I have a black t-shirt that says “Who’s Your Daddy?” in big blue letters. I’m a woman, and whenever I wear it I always get comments – it amuses the hell out of people!
I know exactly what you mean! Heck, I’m still amazed by the ability to have my entire music catalog on my hard drive, organized however I want it to be organized (I absolutely love iTunes) – my mind just boggles when I think about having every single song with me wherever I go! :eek:
I can just imagine getting in the car for the first time after finally getting an iPod: paralyzed by my inability to decide what to listen to, I never leave the parking lot.