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Oh well, I guess I will go to the Dark Side then. It is teeny tiny and looks pretty neat, but I refuse to stick things in my ear so I will use some lightweight Sennheiser headphones I have.
I may have to admit defeat and get the wife to help me get iTunes set up - she has Apple stuff - but that just seems so wrong...
My wife has an iPod Shuffle and I was unable to copy MP3s of my old vinyl thereto. Copying files to a storage device shouldn't require such horrible self-updating crapware. I just use a cheap MP3 player and call it good.
I did write my own application to select and copy a random subset of my files to the device because it's only a 1GB.
I have done the unthinkable and downloaded (shudder) iTunes!
It has decided my iPod needs a software update.
It is predicting completion of the download in 13 minutes. These are obviously Apple Minutes, as they appear to bear no resemblance to the 60 second minutes to which I am accustomed.
If wifey wasn't in bed and working tomorrow I'd put a record on and crank it up a little bit...
I guess it's your choice, but personally, I find hard copies of music and big music playing devices a waste of space, so MP3s and iPods are good.
My hearing is probably not up to telling the difference between vacuum tubes and transistors.
And what have you got living in your ears that forbids you so strongly from putting earphones in them?
As for iTunes, I can't see what's so horribly wrong with it. So far it has always done what I've asked it to do and not much of what I've not asked it to do. There are far worse creations in the world... I'd have thought Widows Media Player is on the same level if not worse.
Also, you loose brain points for resorting to ask your wife how to set up iTunes. Or shall I say, what set up? Judging from the fact that you're lurking in CP you are a programmer of some description. I'm sure you deal with much harder problems every day...
Yes, it would be hard to haul 100 lbs of gear to work every day! For this, the iPod will be a good thing, but at home I like to be able to rattle the windows a bit.
I've always had external headphones in the past and sticking things in my ear just seems wrong...!
So far, iTunes has not destroyed my computer and it all seems to be working like it should. Thanks for the encouragement!
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