Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Digital Media

So, I like to listen to audiobooks while I am at work. It is really the only way to tolerate my job (even though I always appreciate the SILENCE when I am there, because it is something curiously missing from my home...). Having exhausted the NetLibrary selections, at least all the titles that interest me, I've been shopping around for another source. The Christmas season is coming up; translation: sixty hour weeks in the middle of the night when everyone else is sleeping; translation: sleep deprivation; alternate translation: many silent hours to listen to audiobooks. So you can see that a new source for audiobooks is an important thing for me.

This idea of looking for a new source occurred to me when I got an ad in my Netflix about simplyaudiobooks.com. Hmmm, I thought. But no, it wouldn't work. Best they could do for me was two books a month for twelve dollars. Fee not bad, but I go through at least two books a week currently; imagine Christmas.

So, I started looking at other libraries. You know how they will let you check out their worn out and dirty books for like a hundred dollars a year if you don't live in their area, free if you do. Free is a bargain. A hundred dollars a year or thirty five dollars or fifty dollars is a bargain, too, assuming they have what I need. The selection at the NYPL looks pretty good, but I wasn't sure if the titles would play on my player. Probably, but who wants to spend a hundred dollars to find out, right?

So, today while I was surfing, looking for information completely unrelated to libraries and audiobooks, I stumbled upon an additional database of digital media that is accessible with my current library card. Amazed? I was.

Christmas. Bring is on USPS, bring it on.

6 comments:

Dan said...

My digital media is write-protected. Every file inspected. No viruses detected.

I beta-tested every operating system. Gave props to some, and others, I dissed 'em.

Misty said...

Props? Who are you and what have you done with Dan?

Dan said...

While your computer's crashin', mine's multi-taskin'. It does all my work without me even askin'.

I got a flat screen monitor 40" wide. I believe that yours says Etch-a-Sketch on the side.

James said...

Could it possibly be Weird Al? It's All About The Pentiums, Baby!

Misty said...

Ah. I guess my nerdometer was malfunctioning for a minute there.

Kristin and Steve said...

I have no response to that.