I am slow to change my habits. While the rest of the world was e-mailing, I was still sending letters. Now that texting is what today's teenagers do, I'm with the old folks that still like to send e-mails. And don't even get Chris Larry started on how long it took me to get an iPod.
While the rest of the world was making mix CDs on their computers, I was still making them on my CD burner stereo component. And I was still keeping track of the mixes I made for people in a pre-typewriter
But over the past year or so, I've seen the light. I now make mix CDs using iTunes. It is much much easier. Now I don't have to worry about forgetting about music that I want to put on mixes (this had increasingly become a worry once I merged collections with SHR) because I can simply add possibilities to the mix over months rather than in one sitting. And it is easier to keep track of what I've already given on other mixes.
I used to make a lot more mixes. Now I make my Listmaker CDs and a few each year for Jeremy. It used to be a pain in the ass keeping track in my notebook about what I had already given Jeremy on past mixes. Now all I have to do is check my folder of old Jeremy mixes and easily see what I've already given him.
The old way - what a mess!
The new exciting way! As always, click on the picture to enlarge.
A simple click on "artist" makes it easy for a neurotic Listmaker to see what has already been given on previous mixes.
And yes, it is this kind of stuff that keeps me up at night.
3 days ago