iTunes. The software and store that killed the Record Star. Among several other things.

With the most recent update, I myself am not so certain as to how much longer I’ll be using the program. I understand the purpose behind the shifts, but I do question how much thought went into these changes.

Some of my albums contain several dozen pieces, and now, instead of a multiple column list, I have a large, single column to scroll through.

Enough about my little gripes, my main concern is that my copy of iTunes is sentient, somewhat.

I’m not writing one of those crazed “Sweden doesn’t exist” kind of things. It’s just that more times than I can count, the shuffle feature has somehow managed to time music to real world, unpredictable events. Or I think about a piece and it begins to play.

Call it hidden Apple AI or (preferably) Divine Intervention of a rather humorous sort. Sometimes I get just what I need, or something completely opposite. Programs never cease to amaze me.

…now to get a second opinion.