I just checked out the audiobook of David McCullough’s “1776” from my library. Rather unremarkable — unless you consider that I simply downloaded it to my computer. I’m told it will quit working in 3 weeks. An encryption lock will keep me from burning it onto CD, so I think I’m going to have to break down and buy an MP3 player. I think I’ll buy one of these too, so I can listen to my downloaded audiobooks in the car.

I’m living in the world of the future, baby. The world of the future.