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    Hindsight is 2020

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  1. Outstanding album. (Much better than the studio stuff.) I would have liked to have seen them live.
  2. https://www.brickwall.com/pages/how-it-works
  3. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/ian-curtis-death-joy-division-macclesfield-songs-a8947566.html Unknown Pleasures at 40: The Life, the legend and the legacy of Ian Curtis, Joy Division's lead singer
  4. Why aren't these recordings, after a certain period of time, deposited with the Smithsonian archives or something like that? At the very least, they should be digitized at the highest possible fidelity (I am trying to side-step "resolution") and widely mirrored, ideally also made accessible through our country's vibrant and well-maintained public library infrastructure.
  5. An optimist thinks we live in the best of all possible worlds. A cynic fears that this may be true.
  6. This works out well for Radiohead and all of the Radiohead-heads and not the extortionist. I am going to take the good AudioDoctor's advice.
  7. The Finder and iTunes have/had a shared pre-OS X code base. Finder was finally re-written in Cocoa from scratch. I don't know if iTunes ever was. I'm not sure if that was the "maiming" my distinguished colleague is referring to. One thing I haven't heard anything about is whether Apple Music will do automatic sampling frequency matching, the way many of the third-party players do in order to maintain bit-perfect playback. (I suspect they won't change their policy on this, since the policy is ultimately to make it "just work" for the normal user that doesn't care about such things, but it would be cool if they snuck in a hidden preference for geeks.)
  8. Sorry, I guess I should have written " doubt we will ever see a similar partitioning of functionality."
  9. $169 at Costco, which includes warranty and right to return.
  10. So it looks like, for future operating systems, iTunes simply has been split up into three separate programs that maintain the original functionality, and the iOS syncing functionality has been (sensibly) moved to the Finder. I know nothing about Windows, but since Apple has no control over the Microsoft file browser, I doubt we will see a similar partitioning of functionality. As far as the "death" of iTunes goes, I think this revision/division is long overdue. However, in once sense "death" might be a good description for what happens with iTunes for those of us with hardware that can't be upgraded past 10.13.X (a limitation imposed by Apple). Will it be maintained in any way? At some point, will an iOS upgrade make it impossible to sync with hardware stuck at 10.13.X? This seems almost inevitable.
  11. From Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210200
  12. wgscott

    iTunes Going Away

    Here is what Apple has to say: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210200
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