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Don’t do it to me like that, iTunes

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

Dear iTunes 7.0,

I thought I knew you better than this? I thought you’d always be there for me.

You’ve changed and I’m not sure how to deal with that.

I can understand the color changes. Maybe you got a bit of a tan over the summer? Maybe you don’t like green so much anymore. These things I can deal with.

But what about your interface? First off, what’s with the all-caps in the side bar? WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING AT ME? What’d I ever do to you? You’re just like your mother.

Why can’t I collapse those sections? I know you want me to shop at your store– you’re really proud of it and all– but do I really have to take this shopping cart around with me everywhere? Can’t I hide it away somewhere when I’m not shopping?

Also, while I’m at it, there’s another change that bothers me. Rememer when I used to hit Cmd-1 and you’d open up a player window for me? Do you remember those days? I thought we had a good thing going there– for years I’ve been hitting Cmd-1 and you’d be there for me. Now I don’t even know how to get your attention.

At least you still work with X-tunes.

Sincerely,
Ryan

bye bye iTMS

Friday, February 24th, 2006

For awhile, I’ve been buying most of my music from the iTunes music store. Not any more.

I just got a shipment from Amazon with 6 CDs in it, which brought more excitement that a download never could.

I know others are going the other direction, but I’ve found that buying all my music digitally is just too ephemeral. I love having a shelf full of gem cases for my CDs.

Sure, whenever I get a CD, the first thing I do is rip it to MP3. Still, I really appreciate having the physical media.