I bought an iPod Shuffle, and after just a few days, I’m hooked—even though I haven’t downloaded song number one yet. Come to think of it, I might never download any music to it. Reason: I’d rather listen to Russ Roberts interview Milton Friedman while I’m outside walking, or driving to the store. It’s eyes-free reading, using a little device that clips onto my shirt, and it’s a great new invention. [What'll they think of next?]
I’m quickly finding out there’s a podcast (mp3 file) on just about any subject I’d like to hear about; iTunes (for the PC) makes it easy to pack a lot of them onto the device. Looks like I’m about two years behind the leading edge on the podcast front—but it was the convenient, very-small size of the new device that got me over the hump.
In case you’re interested, here are my two favorites so far:
• The Political Economy of Power – if nothing else, listen to this one for sure.
• Milton Friedman on Money – very informative summary by the man himself.
Several other good ones are available at this page.
That’s it. Just passing on a “new” discovery.