My wife has always wanted a VW beetle. I pretty well do what she wants so we got a 2007 red Beetle. I would have been happy with a 1995 Ford Focus but we got the beetle.
Anyway, besides the fact that it was way more than I wanted to spend, I discovered one little feature that might make the whole thing worthwhile. A tiny auxilary jack located next to the stereo allows me to plug in my mp3 player. So my drives around my school division are now the perfect opportunity to get caught up with podcasts. Yesterday the 100km trip back and forth from Assiniboia allowed me to listen to:
- David Warlick talking to teachers in Northern Ontario. I was actually amazed at the resistance and skeptism by the teachers.
- TED TALKS with Jimmy Wales
- TED TALKS with Nicholas Negroponte. My favourite line was in regards to school districts who asked about piloting his laptops for smaller sizes, “Screw you! Get to the back of the line!”
- Wes Fryer’s free digital curriculum talk. I always get good stuff from Wes.
I guess we’ll keep the bug.