iTunes: Numbers Never Lie (but they confuse)

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After importing my 33 GB worth of CDs into iTunes, I am being perplexed by Apple.

Tunes says I have 3646 songs on my NAS. It says I have 3629 songs in the library that comes from the NAS. My iPod says I have 3617 songs.

Is this the trickle-down theory?

Apple–it would be really nice if there were a built-in utility to sleuth out which songs I failed to get transferred, so I’m not perpetually left wondering which ones they are, and if they’re ones I care about.

Author: Peter Sheerin

Peter Sheerin is best known for the decade he spent as the Technical Editor of CADENCE magazine, where he was the acknowledged expert in Computer-Aided Design hardware and software. He has a long-standing passion for improving usability of software, hardware, and everyday objects that is always interwoven in his articles. Peter is available for freelance technical writing and product reviews, and is exploring career opportunities in interaction design. His pet personal project is exploring the best ways to harmonize visual, tactile, and audible symbols for improving the effectiveness of alerting systems.

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