On a personal note, my trusty faithful Discman died on me today. I put the disc in, hit the button, it spins for a few seconds, then says "no disc". On several discs, including those which played just fine in it previously.
It's been my friend and compatriot for almost seven years now, through three jobs and four years at Western Ky., and it will be missed. let us now observe a moment of silence.