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

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Tue Mar 15 21:04:02 AEDT 2011

iTunes wasn't invented for people who have an understanding of computing innards. For many, it is an ecosystem which keeps things simple.

However, there are those who wish it was what it used to be. In which case, ditch it and choose whatever you want. Stay out of the iDevice ecosystem.

An iDevice can still be used as an external disk drive, there are plenty of free apps that give you this functionality. Without iTunes. I cannot understand why people complain about this: a 5-second Google search is all it takes.

What's the big deal about drag and drop? You drag and drop files into iTunes, which you then use to sync any number of devices: it's no limitation to most users. Possibly not expert curmudgeons.


On 15/03/2011, at 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
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Ivan Trundle
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