By: Andy Hermann
Flickr/maury.mccown We had a good thing going, iTunes, but you've changed.
I loved you, iTunes. I loved you, and you betrayed me. You and your evil, malformed henchman, the iCloud, have trashed my 20,000-track music library and I don't know what to do.
I admit, I adopted you reluctantly at first -- I was proud of my CD collection, and those early iTunes AAC files sounded tinny to my ears. But I eventually grew to appreciate your organization and convenience. The data geek in me enjoyed sifting through your clean desktop interface, assigning albums to their proper genres and fine-tuning smart playlists to soundtrack road trips and dinner parties. And after years of toting CD cases back and forth between office, apartment and car, having you in my pocket -- my entire collection, on something the size of an Altoids tin -- felt liberating.