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Gig Means Something Totally Different in Regency Romance Novels, Just So You Know

I stood before a display of mp3 players yesterday, and one, available for about $70, could hold four gigs and was about the size of a credit card.  About as thick, too.  These kids today, what with their gigs and their megabytes and their hi-fis!

Now I'm in Commodore 64 World again, because... I owned one of the first mp3 players capable of holding a gig, and it was most certainly not about the size of a credit card.  This was maybe five years ago, when I was bacheloretting it up in Florida and Circuit City was in existence and offered a 0% interest payment plan.  That is correct:  I needed a payment plan for my one-gig mp3 player, because it cost about five hundred dollars and was the size of the USS Nimitz.  It was the Zach Morris cell phone of personal music devices.  Oh, but we were rockin', me and my dot-matrix screen.

aaaaaannnnnd the company which manufactured it is no longer in business at:  mbe@drinktothelasses.com

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[...] Mary Beth gets giggy with it. [...]

1st gen. iPod Nano, 4 gigs.

Sure I'm tempted to change it for a newer version; just as I'm sick of seeing the horrible look of my 5-year-old cell phone (it's got no camera! no ring tones! no nada!). But then I think we're in this recession and all...

And I also think of all the damage we do to the environment when we go rush to buy the next hot gadget. I say you should stay with your gadgets at least 2 years —that also goes for marriages, matter-of-fact ;-)

May 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

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