take iT(unes) to the limit

This Macintouch Reader Report on Music Servers offers some deep and dirty real-world hacks involving network storage, multiple iPods, and other edge cases. As home networks get more sophisticated, the shortcomings of iTunes' single-user model become clear. The time I spend on dumb repetetive tasks, such as copying music to my wife’s computer, will soon be double as my children discover iTunes (it’s already my son’s number one “place to go on the computer” – he has a favorite podcast, you see). I hope the famous it-just-works ease and elegance we expect from Apple are brought to bear on this issue. In the meantime, here’s what the pioneers of family music management are cobbling together with their bare hands.

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