Now I am really getting into being an old geek; I think I should get an MP3 player. I don’t know what one is, but all my new young mates down the arcade have them. They keep them plugged in their ears all the time, so perhaps it is some sort of hearing aid.
First I have to go out and buy a baseball cap with a big peak. Everyone wears them back to front. I suppose this is to keep the sun off the back of their neck. It also explains why they then have to wear dark glasses.
Next I had better buy an oversized track suit top with a hood. You have to keep the hood up at all times, even if it is not raining – except when you have your baseball hat on back to front that is.
So, suitably dressed, I begin the search for an MP3 player. I started by looking it up in my trusty Oxford English Dictionary – that just said Member of Paliament – but I can’t imagine all these youngsters are listening in to the Daily Politics Show. So I googled MP3 and came up with 2,950,000,000 answers. That’s helpful!
Still I did find out that MP3 stands for MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3. So now I know?
Oh, and MPEG is short for Motion Picture Experts Group, which is good for us techie geeks to know. And will probably be a question on a TV quiz show one of these days.
I also found out I can get speaker docks to go with my MP3 player and there is one called Ashampoo. Which maybe a bit late for me to get the full benefit of.
Perhaps I will leave getting an MP3 player for a while, ……..dazed and confused, I guess I will just have to soldier on with my 78’s on the gramophone.