It was the irony that kept me going. Having decided to get a newer version of the iphone, I was locked into a spiral. I needed Mac OS 10.5.8 to be able to download itunes 10.1.
I couldn't do this with my computer which was Mac OS 10.4.1.
It was frustrating. But I remained zen and went and got the new software. The man in the shop warned me that I ought to store all the data before installing the software.
I said I had storage somewhere but I bought some new storage anyway for the missus.
Lo and behold, the old data was stored and the new software was installed.
Itunes 10.1 was mine and the iphone did its things.
Almost seems a shame to have the same old photos and music on the new contraption.
But it puts progress into perspective.