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A few of our friends wrote in and pointed out that they were having a tough time buying music from iTunes store today. We have experienced some delays and errors. Are you experiencing those problems? If these problems are widespread, then there is an outside chance […]

A few of our friends wrote in and pointed out that they were having a tough time buying music from iTunes store today. We have experienced some delays and errors. Are you experiencing those problems?

If these problems are widespread, then there is an outside chance that Apple sold iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano by the boatloads this holiday season, and many of those new owners are well, trying to buy music. That would jive with Apple-vs-Tiffany argument.

Of course it could just be that some of us are being cursed by an erratic broadband connection or an Apple iTunes server that has the sniffles… and in that case, well our bad!

  1. How does one “jive” with an argument? You mean jibe…

    http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=20000711

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  2. I tried to authorize an iTunes song to play on my brother’s computer and received an error twice. I immediately assumed the store was being ravished by new iPod purchases as well as iTunes gift cards being used.

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  3. Yes, ’tis true. Most of my mates int he UYK had issues as well as the folks I gave ipods to for Xmas. All complained about the “try again, there was an error” message they got most of the day.

    Hmmm

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  4. jive, as in swings … using the jazz vernacular. i meant jive, (swings) and not jibe.

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  5. More of the same in California. I hope this tapers off, or that Apple invests some capital into expanding their servers…

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  6. Wasn’t working in Ohio. Got a new Ipod Video and wasn’t able to buy anything via iTunes although I could download the preiviews without any problem.

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  7. I cannot attest to the store outages because I did not try to buy/preview anything. I did get weird errors all day when trying to enjoy my new shuffle though. On that note, I can say that I add to the boatload of people who received an apple product for christmas.

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  8. Oh…and I almost forgot…Merry Christmas Om and Crew!!

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  9. Jive is the new jibe. The old jive meant what Guy Kawasaki calls bull shitake and sex. J. E. Lighte traces the old jive back to the twenties with a page and a half of citations of mainly negative and nasty meanings. But recently–that is beginning in the thirties, some citations creep in that use jive the way Om uses it. (Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume II). And by the forties, some people use it to mean jibe. I hear jive for jibe all the time. That horse is out of the barn. Don’t waste your locks.

    As for the hot selling Shuffle, Leslie Stiles says that $79 is the new $49.

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  10. oops. That’s J. E. Lighter.

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