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Wednesday, January 22, 2003

So, here is my hypothesis on this whole mess. Apple put that in their SDK because this is a feature, streaming playlists via Rendezvous, that they have stated that they are rolling into iTunes. They haven't rolled the feature out yet because they got a big enough threat from the RIAA. So the promised killer iTunes feature goes MIA. Is any of this true? I don't know, like I said it's just my hypothesis. But when I first heard Jobs talk about it the first thing that popped into my mind was the impending lawsuit to be filed by the RIAA nanoseconds after the first download of iTunes with streaming finished.

Does it suck that Apple is possibly using it's SDK to keep out competitors and innovators? Certainly, it goes against the very idea of a SDK. It reeks of Microsoft. Is there more going on behind the scenes? You bet. It's just a matter of time until we find out what it is though.

As far as iHam on Rye, it's more of a remote control. You can control iTunes from a remote computer, but you can't get the music from that computer. Now, it is the perfect "office jukebox" app to install on a mac that is hooked up to the office stereo. But then we all know what happens to companies that have office mp3 servers.