And I was dead happy with it. when I wanted to put music on it, I copied it across from my fledgling windows media library in real time. Sometimes I'd even download a few songs from WinMX on my dial-up connection, if it was running well and my mum didn't need to use the phone, then i'd could have a whole song in about half an hour. wicked.
Each minidisc would fit about 14 songs on it, and I'd carry about 5 minidiscs around in my school bag. About once a week i'd refresh what was on them, what was amazing about them was that you could rewrite them over and over with no loss of quality.
Now you can have a 120 Gb iPod for about the same price as my minidisc player and carry around 20,000 songs, as well as films and games in your pocket. you can download songs in seconds, and albums in a few minutes, and with Spotify you have full and instant access to any song or album in the world (or will do once its out of BETA.
anyway the point of all this is that technology basically scares me with how amazing it is. Its hard to see how things can get better really, but surely 2009 doesn't represent a technological zenith, there must be more developments to come, but what more could you possibly ask for?