Hahaha, Who's the idiot?
Ignorance of the limitations of something you are using is not an excuse. Apple makes it very clear what you can and can't do with your music. No one is being tricked into buying music with iTunes.
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I've never been canoeing before, but I imagine there must be just a few simple heuristics you have to remember... Yes, don't fall out, and don't hit rocks.