"Back in early June of this year, most likely scrambling to
steal some of the thunder from Apple's musical cloud offering
announcement, Google had announced their own cloud-centric approach
to music, which they simply called Google Music.
"At the time, considering that there was no Linux client, an
only barely-functional interface and muddy limitations on the
framework they'd hastily set up, it was clear that this was
premature. Appropriately, given the look of it, I had dismissed
Google Music out of hand as a non-item.
"However, in the intervening weeks, something happened. It got