Words by c.z.robertson

ID3 Hell

1999-12-19 02:00:00 UTC

The ID3 tag format for mp3s is absolutely awful. Why do people do stuff like that? And even more disturbing: Why didn't people say it was an awful format at the very beginning? Why did we let ourselves get stuck with it? 30 characters for the title. A genre system that includes polsk punk and porn groove but doesn't include minimalism or dark-ambient. I pray that the fool who invented it is never again employed as a software developer.