Corollary to the definition of insanity

[This was originally written in March, but I apparently forgot to post it...]

I’m currently on an airplane. Aisle seat, exit row; little to complain about there.

After listening to two Developer Lives podcasts (Brent Simmons and Daniel Jalkut) I decided I needed some music. Philip Glass’s Cassandra’s Dream was a good choice, as this was to be background to reading XCode documentation (NSXMLParser as it turns out).

At some point the music sounded repetitive (even for Philip Glass. I know, I know.). My iPhone’s key lock came up, meaning I’d been listening more than an hour.

The first track to Cassandra’s Dream, at approximately two minutes and twenty seconds, was set to auto-repeat.

It took me more than an hour to realize this.

[Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.]