Nestled beneath my ’66 Oldsmobile Delta 88’s dashboard hung a marvel of technology granting me access to broadcasts mere mortal AM radios couldn’t. It was a brave new static-free world called FM.
My FM adapter is early evidence of what is obvious to all who know me: I am an early adopter.
Live long enough and you’ll see history repeat itself–and so it is with my XM Radio. When I got another cool little adapter allowing my now merely mortal FM radio to receive broadcasts from space, I thought I was out front. And, like my FM adapter, I paid good money for that gadget.
Well that’s just fine. I reccon it won’t be long until my XM Radio adapter will wind up in a box along with my FM Adapter, record player, 8-Track Player, Cassette Recorder, VCR and analog television…
And in case you’re wondering why you can now buy a DVD player at the grocery store for $29 (like I did last week), you better read this.
[Originally published 12 Nov 2005]