Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Data processing with iTunes

The title links to a very interesting web page discussing (briefly) the use of iTunes as a more general-purpose database browser. I think that some interesting uses could be made of its live-updating "smart playlists". Of course, only simple DB tasks can be performed with it, since you are limited to browsing by ANDed combination of attributes (which are fixed), or, in smart playlists, a choice of AND or OR combination of attributes. Still, it's better than browsing through deeply nested directory hierarchies or thousands of cryptically-named files.

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