A random finding in the archive (iTunes was on shuffle, in other words) just now. The week I bought my first flash-based sound recorder (Edirol R-09) in Tokyo, and went back to Beijing to help my friend buy her first DSLR (Nikon D-70? or some other number). Ah the heady futuristic days of 2006!

Actually, in hindsight, seeing as how my friend was a native speaker of Chinese, and a photographer, it’s fair to say I accompanied her buying her first DSLR, rather than helped her buy it.