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!