Tuesday, October 30, 2007

iTunes UEA defends against everything.

And I mean everything. I had heard a few rumors, but I had to go out and find it myself. So can you, by going here. Open it up and you too can find this. I was amazed, and I thought it was hilarious. The iTunes User End Agreement says that you cannot use iTunes to make nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons. It is true. PROOF:


Just remembered something else pretty funny that is iTunes related, and UEA related. So, my dad got a new iPod Nano. Pretty sick little bugger. Anyways, he decided he wanted some new music. After routing through the families CD collection he decides that he should have an iTunes account. He goes and starts setting it up. Now, my Dad is good enough with computers to get through this stuff. He gets to the User End Agreement for the account (or whatever agreement is there, I'm not sure, I don't have an iTunes account) and reads it. He actually reads it. He told me that he doesn't often do this, so I'm not calling him a total freak yet, but he did read it.

You know all those things that always say "Read this before accepting and continuing on?" Yeah, he read it. But, that isn't the point. The point is he read through the entire thing (pretty quickly he said) and then hit accept to go out.

"Error, your session has timed out."

That is what he got. iTunes wants everyone to read the UEA, but when someone does read it, they say the person has taken too long, and time the session out. I just laughed. Way to go iTunes. Dad, welcome to the software world. The one where no one reads the agreements. Hell, one of them probably took my soul already.


Zaelore said...

Thank FSM the gplv2 has no restrictions on use... only distribution.

Zaelore said...

Totally unrelated to your post but I thought this quote by Douglas Adams would be relevant to the title of your blog at least.

"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair."

Wayfarer said...

That, my friend, is AWESOME!