Yesterday Businessweek columnist Arik Hesseldahl posted a story asking what the oldest song you had on your iPod was ... suggesting Apple should use an original date of release tag ... complaining that a song that was released in the 1800's was noted as released in 2005 in a compilation.
I think this is kinda picky (the author even says so himself) ... if he knows the information ... he should just put it in himself.
His complaint was that it's hard to search for date of release under the current format.
I think a more interesting question is ... what is the oldest MP3 file on your hard drive or iPod. I was an early adopter of MP3's. I have been using the files since 1996 on my hard drive and by 1998 I had several hundred songs on my Wallstreet laptop in the format.
My first MP3 was Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics ... placed into my MacAmp folder in 1996. The file still has the MacAMP OS9 icon.
What's the oldest MP3 file on your iPod or hard drive?