Look let me get this out of the way: I totally get that I might well have titled this “What is this new personal computer or “PC” I hear so much about? Or “Beta or VHS where stand you on the ongoing debate?” In short, I understand that me asking these questions in June 2005 is preposterous.
All I can say is that when Apple introduced the iPod in 2001 I ignored it as trendy and tried to continue to in that vein, long after it was completely apparent that I had been LOUD wrong. Now I am hopelessly clueless and out of touch - and it is accelerating. I do download music (from iTunes) but I burn CD’s for my discman or car CD player. So, uh, help please.
Most of the iPods I see new are circa $250 or so. Is this a reasonable price? Is it best to buy them from the Apple store? If not, where do/would you go? Is there any sense in looking at used iPods? If so, what features must I have?
I have a fairly extensive iTunes library - is there any sense at looking at other MP3 players (i.e. will they “take“ my iTunes music)? If so, which ones do you suggest? Where would you buy them?
Speaking like you would to a 6 year old (or man who landed here from the 1850‘s), Can you explain a bit about Podcasting? I heard (I think) that you can download some Sirius satellite radio programming and listen to it in an iPod … is this right? How does that work?
I would like to thank you folks for teaching me about this and your other wonders … like your fancy indoor plumbing.