I want change logs

The new version of iTunes, iTunes 5 was release on the 8th of the month. I’ve been using YME primarily lately, so I’m just checking it out now.

iTunes let’s me know that there’s a new version, and asks if I’d like to get it. The problem is, I don’t know what it has to offer. I wish companies would be better about offering change logs clearly detailing what’s new, what’s different, and what all’s happening.

Update to iTunes 5?

It’s not only because they are sometimes unintended riders on upgrades, or even because newer is not always better, but because it should just be the standard practice.

Communication fosters user learning and understanding. Transparency builds trust. Documentation encourages exploration. Knowledge is comfort.

Things like that.

As I’ve shown before, letting the users know what you’ve done is a great way for them to get excited about your products.

(But please don’t assume that I only want the PR-spun release notes that make it into your marketing. That’s cool, but not comforting, exciting or encouraging.)