Lying Media Bastards

January 17, 2007

National Holiday

No real posts today, it’s my birthday, I shall be lazy and/or decadent.

And to conclude my thrilling ipod story from the other day: I spoke with an Official Apple Store Expert Guy, who told me that no, it is impossible to do what I want with my ipod. “I don’t know why,” he said. “I think we do,” I shot back. Pause. “Apple had to make some concessions to the record industry,” he admitted. That concession being that once you put your song files –that you ripped from your CDs on your computer– onto your ipod, you can no longer control them as you see fit. It’s Apple’s way or the highway.

However, since I bought the obscenely large ipod (80gb), I think I can work around this by putting my entire record collection on the player twice: once the way Apple intends, the other as a regular hard drive for DJin’. The only other options I can think of cost about the same and add hassle. So excessive wins the day!

Then we ate the gingerbread house and fed the princess to the dragon and lived happily ever after.

Posted by Jake on January 17, 2007 1:16 pm

3 Comments »

  1. Happy belated birthday! Here’s something else about the recording industry that sucks, in case you haven’t heard:
    http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/news/DJs_Drama_and_Cannon_Arrested_for_Illegal_CDs#40539

    Comment by Holly — January 18, 2007 @ 10:05 am

  2. Check out redchair software, they have a nice windows -> ipod and ipod -> windows tool. I use it, it’s WAY better than itunes. And I don’t work for them, nor have interests in promoting their products.

    It’s called anapod explorer.

    Comment by Stephen — January 18, 2007 @ 2:25 pm

  3. Arrgh!!!! You mean I missed your birthday??!?!??!! I’m pissed. Next time I’m in Cbad we’re going out!!!!!!! Happy birthday, Jake.

    Comment by John — January 28, 2007 @ 9:31 pm

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