On Tue, 18 May 2010 21:43:24 -0500, Paul Miner <email@example.com>
wrote in <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>On Tue, 18 May 2010 22:17:24 -0400, nospam <email@example.com>
>>what's archaic is manually managing thousands of songs. that's why
>>people have a computer, to let *it* do the grunt work. smart playlists
>>are a fantastic time saver.
>I find playlists to be clumsy and inflexible. For me, it's much more
>intuitive to just play what I want, when I want, without worrying
>whether I have a playlist or not.
Amen. I only put music I like on the memory card for my Android mobile,
and usually prefer to play by album or artist, neither of which requires
any playlist, which to me is a great time waster, not saver.
>>why is it so hard to understand that without a database, you can't
>>search for music very effectively. plus, how do you keep track of
>>what's on which card? sounds like a royal pain in the ***.
>Why would I need a database? That sounds like overkill for a simple
>task like listening to music. In fact, it sounds like a royal pain in
The iTunes database is an abomination that can all too easily get
corrupted / out of sync with the music library, resulting in songs
missing from the index and songs in the index missing from the library.
I've wasted more time fixing such problems for my non-technical friends
than I care to count.
Android needs no such nonsense. Real-time indexing of music takes only
a few seconds even with a 16GB memory card, and is never out of sync
with the library.
>>plus, most people don't have that much music. the best selling ipods
>>are the smaller capacity ones, not the largest. since people don't tend
>>to fill their ipods, there really isn't a need for swappable cards.
>One of the oft-heard positions from the apple community is that any
>feature which isn't available must therefore be undesirable. Since a
>person is unable to swap cards, it must therefore mean that swapping
>cards isn't a useful feature. Strange logic, eh?
Amen. "It's not a bug (limitation), it's a feature!"
Another cool thing I can do with an Android mobile and a memory card
that no iPhone can do: Put a memory card into my (high-quality) digital
camera and take pictures, then move the memory card to my Android mobile
and transmit those pictures over 3G or Wi-Fi. Has proven to be very
useful and handy.
If the iPhone is really so impressive,
why do iFans keep making excuses for it?