Bob Boilen, host of NPR’s All Songs Considered, writes that he has deleted 25,000 songs from his iTunes library, reclaiming 200 GB. Instead, he’ll be relying on iTunes Match. Let’s hope he kept a backup or two, just in case. follow link
Single Time Machine Backups
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NPR Music Host Deletes His Songs on Purpose
The old joke that 'pioneers get shot by the Indians' hopefully won't apply to this trusting soul.
An older fellow probably wouldn't have done this. I don't know his age, but I suspect he is younger and hasn't had his fingers often burned by false promises and technology failures like most of us senior techs.