I thought it would never happen. Even Vizzini would say, “Inconceivable!”
I ran out of space on the XBox hard drive today.
For four years now I’ve told customers that they will never need to worry about saving their games–the XBox has an eight-gig hard drive and games save to it automatically, not to mention you can copy your own music CDs to the hard drive and listen to them during gameplay rather than listen to the canned soundtrack. Eight gigs–you’ll never run out of space, you can’t copy enough CDs to even make a dent in half the space.
I made a habit of copying CDs to the hard drive. At vacation time it’s damned handy–just take the XBox with me and I have most of my music collection. Sometimes you want to play Project Gotham Racing with Celtic music playing in the background. I might not have even a third of my music collection on the hard drive, but there’s probably a good hundred CDs on the drive.
Today I went to copy Natalie Merchant’s Tigerlily album, and about halfway through the XBox gave me an error message. “Cannot copy. Insufficient space on hard drive. Ok.”
No, it’s not okay. How do these things happen?
In the next day or three I’ll have to take a good hard look at what I have on the hard drive. Do I really need Big Daddy’s Sgt. Pepper’s on the hard drive? Sure, it’s a kitchy album (the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s redone as fifties doo-wop), but am I going to race around Trafalgar Square listening to it? What about Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds broadcast? Why did I even copy that?
I can’t tanjing believe it. I ran out of space.