Palm Handheld, 90 day warranty.
Apple iPod, 365 day warranty.
Broken, 383 day old iPod, bundled with a broken, 496 day old Palm handheld, worthless.
According to the Apple web site, I could send in my iPod for “out of warranty” service, cost: $249 (plus $6.95 shipping and handling), warranty: 90 days.
According to the Apple web site, I could purchase a new iPod, cost: $299, warranty: 1 year.
According to my budget, I could go iPod and handheld free indefinitely.
Now that I’m well and truly depressed, I think I’ll burn a couple “old school” CDs for work tomorrow.
“Pardon me sir, would you like a little salt for your wound?”