You may have heard of HDTV, the logo of which crawls across the bottom of the tv screen at the beginning of JAG. It means "high definition television". I know 'cause I got dragged to Circuit City a few weeks ago and they had a whole bunch of those sets. Not only can you not afford it this year, you can safely assume that you'll never shell out the extra cash for the special version of cable you have to get to see the HDTV signal, so bump that. Fortunately, someone had the good sense to answer the one burning question you'd have about this new technology: "Which celebrities look hot and which ones look tore the hell up on HDTV?" .
Like you technophobe,I don't have an iPod, although I'll probably want one some time in our bleak robo-future. But for now, I can take comfort in the fact that I'm not missing much in the world of podcasting (save for 'FMU of course...). From what I've gathered, podcasting hasn't gone much beyond the archived podcasts of an ongoing game of Dungeons and Dragons , people in their carpools making small talk, and some guy getting his ass waxed (mp3) Signing off from my dial-up! xoxo