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Digital audio primer

The New York Times today has a great overview of various digital music formats. iTunes, WMA, their respective portable players, and more. Very useful for anybody who is confused about all the different options out there. I’m a little surprised they talk about jHymn, a program used for stripping copyright protection from iTunes songs, given its dubious legality.

My one big question remains: how is it possible to sync an iTunes song to more than one iPod? I’ve heard anecdotal stories of libraries allowing patrons to load songs or audio books onto iPods, and don’t understand how this is possible – to my knowledge each iPod is linked to one, and only one, computer.