how far technology has progressed in my lifetime. Today I found a pocket transistor radio at the flea market just like the one I had when I was a kid. It's black plastic (cellulose I think) and boxy...about three by four by two with a stainless steel face. It reminded me how amazed I was at the time to be able to carry battery powered music around with me everywhere I went. It was nothing short of a modern marvel...the beginning of a new age. And today, thirty plus years later I have a Blackberry phone/mini-computer/mp3 player/GPS/calculator/Ebook reader/address book/Enewspaper/notebook/camera/camcorder/video player that I totally took for granted...until I was reminded how far we've come by a pocket transistor radio.