The other day when I wrote this …
I’ve finally signed up and have upgraded the songs I own.
(iTunes Plus in New Zealand) … what I meant, of course, was that I’d initiated the 21 downloads and fully expected to be listening to the newly upgraded tracks by the time I’d finished writing the post.
As it turned out though, what it meant was that iTunes spent the next two full days downloading those measly few megabytes in fits and starts, reporting errors galore. It was oh so reminiscent of that 2,400 bps modem I used to have, back in the day.
I was quite shocked this morning when, with 10 tracks still to go, something flashed by too quickly to see, and suddenly all the upgrades were finished.
Someone had been cleaning out the pipes!
I can’t hear any noticeable difference, but it’s reassuring to know that if the New Zealand law permitted me to listen to these legally purchased tracks on more than one device, I would no longer be troubled by other digital rights management restrictions.