[uf-new] item property (was: hAudio: audio-title/album-title vs. recording/album)

Justin Maxwell soc at code404.com
Sun Oct 14 11:36:54 PDT 2007

Also, regarding "track" vs. "item."

"Track" is familiar and common.  I believe I'd even recommended its  
use at one time.  However, it's nothing more than a distortion of  
meaning through popular usage -- "tracks" in a vinyl record (similar  
to the use of "patch" for electronic musical instrumentation stemming  
from the days of patch cables).  The CD industry picked up this term  
as well as it replies to physical sectors on the disc itself.   
However, there is no "track" in data and we should eliminate an  
unnecessary literal abstraction (one that will eventually require  
explanation) by calling it as such.  So, as unfamiliar as it is to my  
ears, I recommend "item" for this role.


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