Apple iPods and iTunes still suck
I really don't get why people are so in love with this garbage product ecosystem.
Today's unnecessary morning annoyance for what should be a 3 minute task (and is, with Zune...)
I go to download half a dozen kids shows to put on my daughter's little iPod touch (for a long plane ride) and here's what iTunes gives me.
Some kind of "you are not authorized to..." crap, requiring me to dig out an authorization process for an iPod and computer that have been the only iTunes enabled devices ever used on this machine
TV (album) art is completely screwed up. The Sesame street cover art pulls in an image of a Chinese classical guitarist... Dora the Explorer grabs art from another random artist from the music folder.
66% accuracy on what should be an error-free load, plus an irksome, unecessary "authorization" process, and this is the "magical, wonderful" experience that everyone is so in love with? Every time I use iTunes and this iPod, I have to spend an hour fixing junk like this, and I have to jump through hoops to get iTunes to stop trying to calculate "gapless playback information" on my music collection, which makes it hang and become unuseable. (This means unplugging pieces of the home network to disconnect the media library, the only way to get moronic iTunes to stop with the OCD and get down to business.)
The emperor's bare buns are hanging out, but all anyone sees is sweet premium denim.