[LINK] University of Missouri to require iPod touch or iPhone for Journalism students
brendansweb at optusnet.com.au
Mon May 25 22:28:47 EST 2009
Ivan Trundle wrote:
> On 25/05/2009, at 9:07 PM, Brendan Scott wrote:
>> Ivan Trundle wrote:
>>> On 25/05/2009, at 6:01 PM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>>>> At 05:51 PM 25/05/2009, Ivan Trundle wrote:
>>>>>> There are countless university podcasts which are free, but
>>>>>> unavailable to me because they're only on itunes.
>>>> Are they locked down completely?
>>>> Are there iTune converters?
>> Neither of these is to the point. There is no itunes client for linux
>> so putting things on itunes automatically excludes me.
> How a university chooses to distribute its lessons is entirely up to the
> university. If there was not a critical mass of people who use iTunes,
> it would not make the choices that you bewail.
I am astounded by the posts in this thread.
Tom said "[get it off itunes]". I said "[agree, I'll benefit from that b/c I can't get them atm]" and I got attacked for it? Ivan, possibly thinking I was hard of hearing, did it twice.
The policy of choosing itunes as the distribution method for open access materials may make an interesting thread* - but not one that I've participated in.
In contrast, one person has chosen to reply off thread with a constructive suggestion about a work around.
* particularly for an ethics list I would guess.
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