I decided to download some audio books on Kahuna’s Nano for his upcoming trip in the hurling vessel of death. I spent a good part of my evening downloading or uploading or whatever you call it his device with all kinds of fun music and educational information. It all worked like a charm and I truly felt I had mastered my fear of electronic devices. I in fact lorded my knowledge over Kahuna and gave him a short tutorial of how his new best friend operated. Now keep in mind, I do not have an IPod of my own nor have I have had one. So what the heck do I know?
**Daddy this is a Nano. It is an IPod and holds music, audio books and pictures. Some even have the ability to play movies. Although you would have to get your magnifying glasses out in order to watch them. You stick ear buds in your ears to listen to it. Ear-buds are sort of like the old headphones only much smaller and fit inside your ear like your hearing aides you don't wear.**
This morning I was helping Kahuna pack his things into the ginormous blue backpack and pulled out the IPod to go over the operation again. You know something of a refresher course. I hit the menu button and nothing happens. I started pushing this button and prodding that button in hopes that the little light would come on and give me a menu. Nothing happened. I frantically started rolling my finger around on the wheel. Still nothing happened. Kahuna ever helpful asked “What did you do to it?” I thought for a moment and replied “I don’t know maybe I forgot to eject it before I disconnected it.” As far as Kahuna knew I had just solved all the world’s problems but I was just pulling stuff out of my as..um I mean head. I plugged it back into the computer and now the computer didn’t even recognize the Nano when just hours before they were intimate. They were exchanging computer-like-spit. They were interacting and reacting and having a discourse of computer intercourse. What was this some type of technology booty call? Bertha and Nano plugged in for a one night stand only? Where they just one time bit buddies?
**Daddy, A bit is a binary digit, taking a value of either 0 or 1. Binary digits are a basic unit of information storage and communication in digital computing and digital information theory. Information theory also often uses the natural digit...**
I plugged and unplugged. I matched up cord to port I plugged male into female and still nothing. Finally in my frustration I reached deep into my virtual vault of useless knowledge and remembered somewhere in the deep recess of the original Nano box and pulled out the directions. Now I know most of you wouldn’t even entertain the idea of reading the directions, but I was desperate. I read the directions and went through what I thought was the reset procedure. Again nothing happened. I got up and walked around the room chewed my fingernails and huffed and puffed and cussed unfortunately that didn’t help turn the Nano on. I sat down and Googled tech support for the Nano. I read and read and read some more I asked questions of the on-line support and still no answers.
I finally took the Nano and turned it over in my hand and low and behold the angels sang and the trumpets blared. I saw a little switch at the top of Nano. Cautiously and with great trepidation my finger traveled over the switch. It was tiny just the size of the head of a straight pin. I took my almost non-existent chewed to the nub from frustration fingernail and flipped this tee-tiny switch. Ta-DAH! The light came on the Menu appeared and I was able to operate Nano.
So I guess that Bertha and Nano were not just a one night stand. I surmised that Nano was just on hold or not in the mood so to say. Nano was now ready to be inserted into Bertha and begin another round of data swapping. What do you ask was I downloading? Marvin Gay's"Let's Get It On" of course.