Apple and iTunes
How many freaking times do we have to repay for the same songs? Changing technology is a money pit. I've owned records, 8-tracks, cassettes, and CD's.
It seems my plan of having my CDs loaded on my laptop and then putting them on my desktop from my laptop doesn't work. And in my search to try and figure out how to do this I found people who had computers crash, or were trying to get stuff from old computers to new computers and this is the type of reply to problems:
"Once a Product is purchased and you receive the Product, it is your responsibility not to lose, destroy, or damage the Product, and Apple shall be without liability to you in the event of any loss, destruction, or damage."
I have lost every program I have bought online when I've upgraded computers. I doubt that I will ever buy a song through iTunes because it seems a far more sure way to end up paying for the same songs yet again. It will most certainly have to be the economics of truly only liking one song on a CD...
Meanwhile, 3 months before I get back to Vancouver, when I bring my desktop back and I load the CDs... I have them on my ipod and a clock I can play them off. I was just want to save on electricity, which is about 10 times more expensive here than in Vancouver. I kid you not, December's electricity bill was $750 before this subsidy you get up here.