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July 1st, 2008

College in 2008

For the third time in recent memory, a dream has inspired a Ping.

Last night I dreamt that it was the first day of college and I was moving into my dorm room. But I wasn’t 18, I was 32 and it was 2008. I was much more confident than I was 14 years ago.

At one point, I commented to my roommate (a guy who was a year behind me in Real Life College) that I still had to bring my 500 gig hard drive from home so I’d have my music.

When I woke up, I thought about this. I realized that my dorm room of the 90s that was crowded with CDs, cassettes, and stereo and recording equipment would be much, much less crowded in 2008. I could get by with a nice desktop (or laptop with docking station) with a good sound card and speakers. If I had foresight, I’d rip my collection throughout the summer onto a 500 gig or 1 tb drive and be completely set by the time August rolled around. Instead of a 4-track and a bunch of recording equipment, a few pieces of software would do the trick. Move in and move out day would be so much easier.

Kids today have it so good.

Posted in Everyday Life

COD July 1, 2008, 2:28 pm

You wouldn’t even need to bring the drive. You could leave the server at home connect remotely to bring music across. You’ll likely have awesome bandwidth at college in 2008.

I needed a small Uhaul trailer to get home from college.

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