So here is a little more Fail for all of you out there. First to get tossed into the guillotine: Genius in iTunes. This Fail has already been well documented. On various occasions it has suggested ridiculous music because it found a band that had a similar name. Yeah that’s what I would call genius. Just give up on following things like the genre and stick to names only. The other portion of Fail is when you own everything by the artist. The genius still suggests that you are missing about five songs from said artist. But wait, if I own every album, singles included, why would I need to buy more songs from iTunes? Oh yeah, I forgot. I do have a copy of the song from the CD I bought, I just don’t have the $0.99 copy that iTunes could easily resell me for no apparent reason. And then ask if I want to display duplicates. This all comes down to dollars and cents. Genius was an upgrade, or replacement for the mini store. But it was an upgrade that was meant to boost sales. I voiced my opinion, both good and bad.
Dear iTunes marketing and development,
I applaud your effort to boost sales. I also am glad that you shot the mini store in the ass. But please, just because I didn’t buy these rights management filled audio files from you in the first place, doesn’t mean I’m going to do it now because your genius swears it’s not in my library. Please have someone run over your genitals with Segway.
Thanks in advance,
Now along the same lines, and even closer to home. WordPress. Seriously, the related post thing is awesome in theory. The reality. Well, the reality is Fail. Maybe not all of the time. I see it work well in cases. It doesn’t really work for me. My random acts of babbling and insanity become very hard to match with relating articles. For this, the related post feature gets a rating of…Let me check with the judges. OK, with a 5-4 decision returned by the judges you get a Fail.
I can’t wait to see what posts are related to this one.