I finally thought of a way I could use an iPod. I don’t really listen to all that much music, so iPods have never excited me. But I am always coming across articles that I don’t have time to read online, but neither do I want to waste the paper to print and read them on the bus. Sometimes I use a text-to-speech software to read an article to me as I putter around the house, but I have to stay close to the computer. If I had an iPod, I could convert that speech to an MP3, then carry it with me and listen to it on the bus or in the car.

Still. Helluva lot of money for that sort of convenience.