I just purchased my DS-2 from Circuit City yesterday. I picked it up for about $77. No kidding. They only had two in stock. Here is a description of the controls of the unit. You will know that the unit is oriented properly because the microphone jack is on top of the unit. The hold switch is on the left side of the recorder. On the right side starting from the top are Index or up arrow, display or menu set, folder or down arrow, erase, and the volume control. On the front of the unit, top row are record and stop going from left to right. Next row down is rewind, play, fast forward. To delete a file, position yourself on it, press stop, press erase, press down-arrow to choose delete, press menu set, and wait for the beeps. The beeps are great. This unit is quite powerful in what it does, but the simplest features are quite easy to use. Basically, just press record, talk, and press either record again to pause, or stop to end recording of that file. You'll want to keep your career all in one file, obviously. When you connect the unit to your computer, it shows up as a drive and you can quite easily find the file you were working on by playing it. Larry has obviously stated that he will be good enough to encode it into MP3 for you. I've seen your name a lot over the years on various lists, and will be anxious to hear your career cast.