As an admittedly middle-aged engineer and an educator, I think I’m pretty tech-savvy and love my tech-toys. I’m also very busy, as a mom of two under-12s, with one more-than-full-time job, and an Inc.-rated-fast-growing company on the side. I do love my Fuze, but time to download and organize music is limited.
Solution 1: hire my very musical future “robot scientist” 11-year-old to rip all my albums and download my other favorites. She uses the proceeds to load her own Fuze. She even gave me 20 free album rips as a Christmas present. : )
Solution 2: slotRadio–think of it as better and portable elevator music. Just the right background music when I plug in my noise-cancelling headphones and concentrate, or when I find time to hit the gym. The mix is actually much better than I expected. While a percentage of songs are those I wouldn’t want to buy at a greater price, I enjoy having them come up once in a while. And none of the annoying radio chatter or ads. At this moment, I have the oldies on (Beach Boys, Help Me, Rhonda) while I catch up on Sunday-morning e-mails and FB on my netbook, while debugging a program for work on another computer, and checking in occasionally on the kids’ progress in cooking breakfast. Now where can I send my requests for new card themes?