I watched this video a few months ago. Diane Sawyer is going to interview Randy Pausch tonight. I wish I had the opportunity to meet Randy when I was at CMU. He seems like such a genuine person.
After a trip to the Apple Store and a conversation with a snotty iPod “Genius”, I feel that it is important for me to share a tip that may save you from buying a new iPod. Do not wrap your headphones around your iPod and leave it plugged in. Otherwise you might end up only hearing music in one ear (no matter what headphones you have). The Genius told me that since my Applecare just ended in January 2008, I’d have to pay $160 to get the headphone jack fixed. I told him that I had no idea that wrapping my headphones around my iPod was bad for it and I’d be sure to tell my friends since they wrap their headphones around as well. He said, “Actually, a lot of people do not wrap their headphones around their iPod.” Okay, WHAT-EVER. He also mentioned that I should just buy a new one. I was tempted to buy one at the store, but I controlled myself. I ended up buying a new silver classic iPod on NewEgg for $209. They have a service plan that extends an additional 2 years on the regular 1 year Apple warranty. It’s great! I hope I won’t have to buy a new iPod for another 3 years.
P.S. This is my 1000th blog post. I’ve reached a milestone!
CORRECTION: My wonderful boyfriend bought me the iPod. He’s truly the best!