This is really interesting below. I love the different perspectives of the computing world.
Btw - I've been dying for a cloud version of iTunes and my pain got more acute two weeks ago when my computer crashed and I lost everything. I use Carbonite for back-up but haven't successfully restored because of a bunch of issues. I'm still optimistic I'll get it all back. Too bad Apple's iCloud wasn't released three weeks sooner though.
Daring Fireball: Demoted:
"Steve Jobs, describing iCloud replacing iTunes as your digital hub, said, “We’re going to demote the PC and the Mac to just be a device.”
This is a fundamentally different vision for the coming decade than Google’s. In both cases, your data is in the cloud, and you can access it from anywhere with a network connection. But Google’s vision is about software you run in a web browser. Apple’s is about native apps you run on devices. Apple is as committed to native apps — on the desktop, tablet, and handheld — as it has ever been."