Last night my iPod needed a little juice before my workout, so I plugged it in, like normal, and let it charge for about 10 minutes. I hit the eject and left for the gym. After I got to the gym, selected the cleanest elliptical, get it sprayed down, filled up my water canteen, etc...I noticed my iPod was not playing. I looked down and it screamed at me in all caps....
Everything is gone?!?! WTF just happened? My first thought was that there was NO WAY IN HELL ON A SUNDAY NIGHT I could workout without music, but I pulled myself together and focused on how angry I was and made it through somehow. It's not like you can call Apple support and some nice person will gladly help you through your woes. Although part of my making it thorough was mentally yelling at someone. Is that healthy? Let's pretend it is.
I would guess that Apple is now cracking down on any and all music not actually purchased via iTunes and I most certainly had some of said tunes from for-ev-er ago, and raise your hand if you don't, but I still don't know how it erased EVERYTHING on my iPod.
My library has everything I paid for on iTunes, but still I have to star over with playlists and music from CDs. That is hours of work and years of what I would consider progress.
Sigh. Let's look at this as a new beginning....yeah, a new beginning. An annoying, maddening, new beginning....