My chosen "retirement exercise" is walking, and since I also enjoy listening to audio books I can combine these two pleasant activities when I hit the trail with headphones and my new itouch.
Too bad that I am having major problems following my story. Hard Time, my Sara Paretsky download, seems all mixed up. It could be a "Shuffle" glitch ( I know that much), so I reset that function, or think I do. Find my place. Begin listening. Become aware that the story is still crazy. Check Shuffle. Find my place again. Listen. Aaaaagh! I swear that I hear the same altercation between V. I.Warshawski and Officer Lamour eight times while Shuffle and I battle it out. Then I lose the story completely as my ears are filled with a Dvorak cello concerto. What is going on? I attempt a fix. It's no good: Shuffle...Warshawski... Dvorak.... Shuffle..... Warshawski.... Dvorak. Dvorak wins. I am out of good ideas and I stomp home in frustration.
My in-house consultant points out something interesting about my device. There is also a "shake to shuffle" toggle and it is ON.
I guess that means that my pocket was not the best place for the itouch.
But now I know. It's not too late for this retiree to become more tech-savvy.