Last week my mom finally got DSL.... until recently -- where she lives, the only alternative for high speed internet has been satellite -- and it was expensive.
So, now that she has decent internet access, she's figured out she can download stuff to listen to in the car -- which is an amazing thing for her -- because she loves good radio but can't get it AND because she drives a lot.
So, before she went home today -- we took mom to the Apple Store.... which is something they don't have anyplace close to her. She asked a bunch of questions -- and then bought an 80 gig ipod.... which will let her download an amazing number of books on CD, watch operas on video etc...
She's gone from 1990 to 2008 in about a week.