Here's a technology that I do appreciate though - DAB Digital radio.  For Christmas Jocelyn gave me a Pure PocketDAB 1000, and it's bloody brilliant - one of the most thoughtful gifts I've received in a long time (especially when combined with the Sony headphones she gave me for my last birthday).

One caveat before I continue - you really do need to make sure that you're in an area with good quality reception, or you're likely to find the whole experience quite frustrating as I discovered on Christmas Day.  Our home doesn't receive a good signal, rendering a gorgeous bit of kit virtually worthless.  However, at the office I have a perfect reception, so my days are now filled with crystal clear BBC 6 Music from dawn to dusk, and it really does brighten my days (and it goes without saying that I'm a more productive coder as a result ;-)   I love the eclectic nature of 6 Music, even during "prime time" - it's really rekindled my love of music which was previously suffering from a poor diet of the mass-market stations.  God bless the BBC; this is worth the license fee alone.