updated 06:25 pm EST, Mon March 8, 2004
Last year, a program called "MyTunes" appeared online, allowing networked users of Apple's iTunes digital jukebox software to download songs from each other. Now, as some predicted, the popular software has all but , and its programmer's sites have gone dark. But this time, it's not the doing of an angry record industry or a conflict-averse Apple. Trinity College sophomore Bill Zeller, who wrote the program in less than two weeks of off-time coding last year, says he simply lost the source code in a catastrophic computer crash. "I was about to release the second version, when I lost everything," Zeller said.