iTunes was the first significant Apple application offered to Windows users. It helped drive the “switch” era. By giving people a way to pay for songs, it may have saved the music industry. I salute iTunes. (For years, I’ve also done anything to avoid opening the bloated nightmare.) Wired: iTunes Is Dead. Let’s Pay Our Respects. (I’ll believe it’s dead when I see it…)

+ The Verge: The rise and fall of iTunes, Apple’s most hated app.