Some recent praise for my primer level pieces on iTunes and related tech brought to mind a conversation that your crusty chronicler was having with some even crustier folks in Los Angeles recently. Online apps, downloads and “all that iTunes stuff” was the subject of said conversation. Believe it or not, some of your screwy scribe’s most supportive regulars still largely get their music from “record stores” and although they are well aware of other technology they don’t generally totally grasp all of the digital details. Specifically, it brought other articles originally written for a now defunct music website to mind. The focus of these pieces was iTunes.
For those who missed the background piece, iTunes was created by Apple Inc. in January, 2001. It’s a proprietary digital media player app. With iTunes the user is able to play and organize digital music and video files. This app can even be interfaced with Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod to manage the contents of said electronic devices.
(View the list to learn more about the iTunes Store)