I started a new job this week. Overall it's a step up, but I had to give up my company car. So, this week, I'm driving a rental on a long business trip. It's a 2019 Kia Optima. My "thing" to do on long drives is to listen to music, specifically, I listen to albums. You know, where musicians assemble a group of songs into a unified whole. I'm told they spent a lot of time and effort selecting the songs, and making sure they are in the right order. Some really good albums took years to make, and there are some good ones out there: Dark Side Of The Moon., Sgt. Pepper, several Led Zeppelin albums. There are a lot of albums out there that may or may not make other people's "classic" lists, but I think are pretty great. They tell a story. The songs have something in common. There's no jarring juxtaposition of unrelated songs by different artists, which just don't sound right when played one after the other. Kia doesn't seem to think albums are important. As far as I can tell from playing around with its stereo, and then following up with an Internet search, the best Kia can do is allow me to choose the album, and then play the tracks in alphabetical order. Numbers, other characters, and capitalization can screw that up even worst. The best the web can come up with is to edit the songs titles (or maybe it was the file names) to start with numbers, including leading zeros. There's NO WAY I'm doing that. My thumb drive has 3,700 songs on it, over 300 albums. I suspect the problem stems from the clueless, self-absorbed, Spotify-streaming, millennial dweebs that make up the bulk of our tech work force these days. They don't even know what an album is, and so can't imagine why anybody would want to listen to one. Or 300. Most alarming: I just yesterday put down a deposit on a used-but-nice Hyundai Santa Fe to replace my departed company Fusion. I suspect the Santa Fe's stereo system was written by the same dweebs who wrote the Kia's. I'm not scheduled to pick up my "new" car for another two weeks, but I already want to douse its dashboard with gasoline and set is ablaze.