The Day The Music Crashed...

from the uh-oh... dept

Now that we're being told all the time that we should only buy digital music, what happens when your computer screws up and you can no longer access your music? Apparently, there are a ton of stories going around right now about how the latest version of iTunes is completely trashing some Windows machines, making all of the songs stored unaccessible. So, as Jeremy Wagstaff asks in the first link, will this prompt people to go back to more tangible storage, such as CDs? It seems unlikely (and I say that as someone who actually does still prefer CDs, call me old fashioned). Instead, it may do two things: (1) encourage people to get better backup solutions, so that if a computer has problems, their music is still available and (2) push to get rid of stupid copy protection that makes solution (1) useless.
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    Allrightsreserved, 13 Sep 2005 @ 10:01am

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    Oh, we all have our interests. Not everyone is an audiofile.....fer instance I like itunes radio..my preference is smooth jazz, and they have an excellent selection. I use windows media player to keep my tracks sorted, and it does an acceptable job. I like itunes, but am just so familiar with wmp that I stay with it. I don't do a lot of ripping, but have no compunctions about doing so for my own personal use. I think these programs are aimed at the casual user anyway.......as you have said...if one wants fidelity...ya ain't gonna use a computer, but for transferring to my mp3 player and playing over my car radio it works fine. Ta

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