I spent yesterday working on charts for an artist. I use Finale and, although the software is quite powerful, I get angry every time I use it. Terrible, terrible workflow.
I was talking to a friend about the play for the digital entertainment hub at home. Microsoft and Apple have set their sights on becoming major players in the digital entertainment space. Microsoft through initiatives such as the XBOX, Media Player and Multimedia PC. Apple through initiatives such as iPod, iTunes and Airtunes. I found this post thought provoking on the significance of the Mac Mini.
There is no turning back on the digital home. Although leading edge right now it is only a matter of time before we approach music, video, TV as a software-driven environment. The content is already digitized.