CD and DVD prices

Met the frustratingly elusive Mark last night. He has been pumping me for information about careers in IT, so we went looking for books on beginning web development and graphic design.

He was dressed really casually for once. Usually he’s all designer labels and tight jeans, but this time it was baggy clothes and an old sweater and a baseball cap, with a couple of days of stubble. It was strangely comforting to know that he can be as scruffy as me; usually he makes me feel so underdressed…

After the boring nerdery, we went to the new Virgin Megastore on Newbury Street. As if to illustrate how fucked up CD prices have become, they had a pile of DVD movies at 2 for $20, but the CDs were 2 for $24. There’s something very wrong when you can buy pi on DVD for $10 but the soundtrack CD is $16.

After that… I came home. Not much of a date, but I hadn’t seen him in weeks.