August 3rd, 2007
It seems that it has become fashionable to call iPod fashionable.
Put another way:
It is cool to say iPod is cool.
I have had an iPod nano for almost a year now. The list of pains that I have suffered with it is long. Following 3 points stand out:
- It doesn’t have (or I have not figured out) the capability to delete songs. Dumb. Real, real dumb. If I put a bad song on my iPod, it stays on, until I venture into the basement, connect the iPod, start iTunes (I do NOT like doing this) and figure out iTunes. What really ends up happening is that I end up not using the iPod as much as I would like.
- It creates a fuss when I connect it to a different iTunes. I have upgraded my PC a couple of times. Each time, it creates a fuss, that now iPod is connected to a “different” iTunes. Who the banana cares? (It would be fine even if it wiped everything that came from old iTunes and loaded from new, as long as it does that automatically.)
- iTunes is really lousy software. It is a case in point on how to write non-responsive software. I am a software developer, and I like showing this to new guys in the team on what we do not want to write. (It is helpful in that aspect, so it is not like it doesn’t serve any purpose.) iPod only works with iTunes (Maybe not, but estoy no hacker.)
- I can’t charge it with a regular USB charger. I need to connect it to computer or to cradle (which I don’t have).
Ok, so I have 4 main gripes, not 3. Whatever.