Happy Birthday Tash!
(Click read more to read my ‘flow of conciousness’ rant at iTunes – not recommended)
Yes, the iPod is a work of design genius blah blah blah – but why does iTunes need to fly in the face of all that? Sticking QuickTime in my tray is not the way to make me like you, and neither is demanding an immediate upgrade which then launching a browser window asking for an email address. In Windows Media Player, managing your music is simple. Click delete to delete. Add to Sync list, then sync to sync. “It just works.” With iTunes, it seems to rude to interrupt the automatic conversion and file format grabbing to ask if it would mind doing what I want it to do. This is also my file format bias, but stop wasting time converting WMA to AAC when you could just grab the codec and play it!
And Apple must have missed the memo that these nifty things called ‘folders’ have been invented allowing you to organise music logically. WMP is almost as bad in that respect – I must definitely do NOT want to ‘live in the library’ and would much rather use the Windows shell.
Aghhhhh – [breathe] – I’m OK. If I had to use iTunes I’m sure I would get used to it.
Edit – iPodService.exe running all the time?! That’s just wrrrrooong.
Double Edit – I love Windows… disabled the iPodService.exe and set it to startup when Natasha logs in only. Bliss!