Ipod Synchronicity

The word synchronicity was the original reason (or interest-spawn) for my major in Psychology. That's important to understand the big deal of this post. I've basically just proven there to be a connection between the human being and a technological device. In this case, my Ipod (named Schroeder after my favorite peanuts character, who also plays music). I'm sitting at work, listening to my Ipod. I usually activate Shuffle mode while at work, so that I don't have to keep switching manually. This track comes on that I don't recognize, but that reminds me somewhat of the lovely band Portishead, one of my college favorites. Well, the track wasn't by them, but rather some other artist. The song was one of the new ones I recently copied onto Schroeder, so I just sat, worked, and listened. Then, the track ended. The next track? Portishead's "Cowboys." See? We do have a connection to the world around us. Even when that connection is made to something as synthetic as an Ipod. Update: Not withstanding the "stream of consciousness" style I tend to implement here, I felt it cautionary to mention that I'm not being too serious about this. I mean, I do have a connection with my Ipod, but damn.

Brady Gaster
Hi! I'm a christian dad who lives near Seattle, where I work with the talented folks at Microsoft to create compelling demonstrations for conferences that instruct and inspire developers who want to party in the cloud.