After recently downloading a song on iTunes and seeing the bill pop up in my In Box a few days later – $1.06 – I decided, on a whim, to click on my Purchase History. This took me to a handy little spreadsheet that listed every single song, video, TV episode, podcast, and app I have downloaded since signing up for an iTunes account on April 6, 2005. Busting out the calculator, I quickly added up my total purchases, and was quite astonished to learn that, over the course of a little over six years, I have paid $913.26 to Apple for all my downloads.
- Holy crap.
- You’re welcome, Steve Jobs.
The vast majority of those purchases were for music, and I’ve got quite a library to show for it. There were a bunch of episodes of both Heroes and Lost that I bought while catching up on both series, and never even kept. Regardless, it’s an eye-opening number. That’s a budget of $150 a year, just for music. Hard for this unemployed guy to fathom.
Oh, well. I don’t download items with the same frequency as I did early on, at least.
I’m trying out the new “aside” post format. Think of it as a 30-second commercial rather than a 22-minute sitcom. Maybe I’ll post shorter, more frequent entries. Or, you know…maybe not.
I drop the kids off at their mom’s house in a little over an hour, then I’m settling in for the three-hour season finale of Survivor. Even though he’s controlled the game from the start, it’s going to be tough for Boston Rob to go all the way and convince the jury he’s worthy of $1 million. Still, I hope he pulls it off.