Before I start, I must note that I've spent the better part of the last week in a hospital room with my elderly dad. I know we spend every minute of every day getting older, but you can really see the mortality of your parent and yourself as you watch them in a hospital bed.
I don't really care to talk much about it in this forum, except to say that Dad is getting better and your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.
But I've always preferred to keep this blog about trivial things, so let's get shallow again.
While Apple was introducing its handy-dandy new ginormous iPhone this week, the tech giant also pulled a sneak attack on longtime lovers of its products.
While it came with no official announcement, the introduction of the new products came with the unceremonious removal of the iPod Classic from apple.com.
No funeral. No eulogy. No burial.
The Classic just ceased to be.
Those of us who love the click wheel (I do) and who have large music collections (I definitely do) are just out of luck. My old iPod classic could hold 20,000 songs, and I didn't even have the biggest model.
That baby only lasted me a couple of years, but it was two years of good service. I can't complain about the good listening I did in those two years.
I can't say I've ever been nearly as happy with my subsequent iPod Touch or my iPhone. They just don't make 'em like they used to.
But it's onward and upward with the age of touch screens and smaller music collections. (Yuck!)
Progress makes me sick.