[LINK] I don't hate Macs, but...

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Tue Mar 15 20:22:50 AEDT 2011

On 15/03/11 7:25 PM, Rick Welykochy wrote:
> Ivan Trundle wrote:
>> On 15/03/2011, at 6:04 PM, Kim Holburn wrote:
>>> He doesn't seem to like itunes.
>> He doesn't understand iTunes, or is trying too hard to find something to loathe.
> Well, at a practical level, from one who understands computing innards, iTunes
> one of the most vile pieces of software ever written.
> I have had to purchase 3rd party software to allow me to do the simple job
> of transferring files FROM my iPod back into iTunes. I've had iTunes totally
> remove all of my music with a major software revision, back in 2003 or so. My
> music was backed up elsewhere. On the iPod. But Apple don't allow that direction
> of transfer, even though it is physically possible.
> One used to be able to use the iPod as a disk drive as well. Suddenly, with
> the iTouch, this feature has been mysteriously disabled. Similar with the
> iPhone and iPad ... cannot just store any old files on these devices. Why?
> And no, you cannot simple drag n drop files between these devices and other
> computers or networks. Why? The Apple Conrol Freak Syndrome.
> As I said in a post last week, I'll be looking for something that just ain't
> iTunes. So that I can just play music. And ditch the 98 other useless overbearing
> and resource gobbling features of what is supposed to be, after all, a music player.
> And when my iPod finally carks it, I'll be looking for something much simpler.
> And under my control, not Apple's.
> cheers
> rickw
My objection is simpler. If I want to buy music, I don't want to do it 
with a contract that's longer than the one I signed when I first bought 
a house.


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