Ah, another week, another dot release for itunes. Each week as I go through the update process I wonder the same things:

  • Why do I have to download 40mb of executable every time I go through this stupid process? Why can’t Apple have inline product updates like so many other pieces of software? If opensource firefox can figure it out, why can’t they?
  • What exactly has changed between x.x.2 and x.x.3? What is the value in obfuscating it?
  • I wonder if this one will be any more stable? (The answer to this is always no).

Why do I keep using iTunes? Mostly inertia. And the ways in which it’s unstable are vaguely annoying but not enough to move me on. And I’m still recovering from the hundreds of hours I spent playing with different mp3 players, many moons ago. :)