In any event, I decided to take along my MP3 player. It was the first time I have ever take any sort of music playing device onto the L train before. I usually just read or get drawn into conversations with
I was not really listening to music, per se, but a radio serial of Superman from 1945. It was really a phenomenonally well written series called The Atom Man in Metropolis, which involved a crazy Nazi war criminal making an Atom Man out of Kyptonite to destroy Superman.
I did, however, feel an odd sensation of having joined the Marxian "opiate of the masses" by having been assimulated by Star Trekkian Borg technology. I was left to listen to whatever I want without having to deal with anyone around me, having plugged into the MP3 collective.
Resistance is futile...but I still refuse to use a bluetooth.