My 5-day-old Nano died today.
My middle school has two levels. The main level, and the ring on top of it. From the ring, you can look out on the secondary computer lab, the foyer, and the canteen. The main computer lab is on the top floor, with it's door facing the railing of the ring.
Okay, so we were going to computer class today, and I decided I wanted to try out my brand new Nano in the lab. The door was locked, so our class crowded around the space between the entrance and the railing. I slid the tiny little box out of my pocket - mint in it's velvet sleeve. I held it out in front of me, and just as I was about to pull it out of the sleeve, some kid shoved me from behind. I was about a meter avay from the railing, but he managed to sove me hard enough for me to lose my balance.
So, you probably know where this is going, right? It's about a 15 meter fall from the top of the railing, to the linoleum floor. And as I fumbled the tiny Nano in my hands, I had the priveledge of watching it leave my index finger, and slowly spiral towards rock bottom. KRAK!
The large foyer seemed to amplify the sharp snap of the Nano's landing. As I ran down the stairs, some bewildered little kid (who just about got nailed by $250 of aluminum and white plastic) picked it up, and gave it to me. I brought it into the lab, and slipped it out of it's sleeve.
The LCD screen was absolutely obliterated. Black fluid spread across the screen. The backlight illuminated the blank white display. It never turned off.
The lifeless Nano sits with it's beautiful 1.5" eyes wide open and glowing, in an oubliette in the garage.
I called Costco, and they said they'd replace it tomorrow, free of charge.
Now all I have to do is stay alive until then.
In loving memory...
June 10, 2006 - June 15, 2006
Your hot tunes and beautiful display shall never be forgotten, the first of mine, the Apple of my eye.