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MyTunes disappearance due to computer failure

updated 06:25 pm EST, Mon March 8, 2004

MyTunes disappearance

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.




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    Bummer...

    Now maybe he knows how it feels to lose your work...although his was just of stupidity - he was RIPE for a backup...

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    Hmmmm

    Oh sure he "simply lost the source code" yeah right - and we'll believe that.

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    Somebody

    just shared the code and forgot to give it back.

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    re:Hmmmm


    Ummm... I feel stupid, but I've done it, so realize there's more than 1 idiot out there! ;-)

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    Two weeks...

    ...as a sophomore, that's what an hour or two of real work?

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    IT WAS APPLE!

    Apple ha0r3d his monkey a**!

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    RIPE

    MyTunes is RIPE for another 10-15 recompiles.

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    Data Rescue

    Prosoft will donate a free copy of Data Rescue to recover his files, if he really just had a hard drive crash.. contact us Bill-

    www.prosofteng.com

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    conspiracy

    It would be fun to see this turn out as a payoff from Apple. Think of all the new whining and remarks from both sides.

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    MacNN Sucks

    Nuff said!

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