In which I commit technocide
May 5, 2012 Leave a comment
I killed my Nano today. I plead a Texas defense: it needed killing.
It was probably my fault, in that I am detrimental to MP3 players, regardless of brand. Seriously, I need only be holding the device for it to freeze up. And because of that, my Nano has been sitting safely in a docking station pretty much since I’ve owned it. So that I can operate it by remote, and not risk zapping it. Nevertheless, I went to forward a song today — as people tend to do — and it froze. Even though it was in the docking station, fully charged. Locked up, no recovery. I tried resetting it. I tried power on and off. I tried the lock button and all the silly unintuitive things that are supposed to work but universally do not, at least for me.
I suppose I could have pulled it out the docking station, let the battery drain, and start over. I’ve done it before. But tonight, I was fed up. Technology should work, and I have no patience for it when it doesn’t. I am tired of fighting with this thing to perform the most basic of functions.
So I banged it. Hard. Twice. The screen went white, as if it had gone pale.
And this time when I shut it off, it actually shut off.
But it wouldn’t turn back on.
OK. That’s fine. Be that way. If that’s the way you want it…
And that’s when I decided to well and truly kill it.
Right now I have a Nano.
It’s taking a nice swim in a bowl in my kitchen. In about an hour, when I feel safe that it’s well and truly, unrecoverably dead, I’ll retrieve the body and dispose of it.