There, I fixed that for you.
So, there was this thing where Apple automatically downloaded an entire album onto your iTunes.
To be fair, during the Apple event they stated, “We’re giving every user a free album.” However, what they didn’t say was that they were going to go ahead and just push it into your iTunes account.
Yup, they did it. They didn’t sugarcoat it. They didn’t say, “Available for download.” They just gave it to you whether you had the space or not. They pushed it to you whether you were roaming or not. (AT&T has a $19.95 per megabyte download charge if you’re roaming and download it.)
Now, is it your fault? Yes and no. Did you have your settings set to allow this to happen? Maybe. But does that matter? No.
The problem we, as consumers, face is we buy something because we want it or think we need it, but do we really have control of it? It doesn’t matter if we pray at that house of Jobs or go with the other devices, your account is a shared ownership. You bought or acquired the device. They provided you with the content. Who owns what? Most corporations will tell you that you only license the product, you don’t it, much like people found out from Sony when they wanted to keep Linux on a PS3. You don’t own your games. You don’t own your music. These are the arguments that go on infinitely among nerds and anarchists. Present company included.
But, we buy into the hype. We have to have the new thing. And because we buy these things or get them or sell our souls to have them, we need to take ownership and really find out what it means to have them in our lives…. EVERY SINGLE FACET OF OUR LIVES. I know I found that out when I couldn’t carry the games I purchased for $10 on my old LG EnV2 and the couldn’t be transferred over to my LG Cosmos thus rendering my phone into a handheld gaming device. So, if you are concerned about the reach Google has into your browsing or Facebook has into your private lives or Apple has into your pictures on their cloud… do a little research before you just shut up and give them your money.
By the way, if you want to remove that album… here you go.