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>With the rapidly increasing development and deployment of multi-touch interfaces (primarily from Apple), it’s definitely time to consider how the interaction design of media playing devices could benefit from a Sonic Browsing approach. While we used an circular aura around the cursor in the original Sonic Browser, with multi-touch you could directly manipulate a rectangle (or oval, or any shape if you use more fingers) that define your aura.

>Why doesn’t iTunes have a Sonic Browser? As a musician, I never forget a melody, but I seldom remember the title. Therefore, I normally use my EARS when looking for a recording, not text. I think that if Apple had a Sonic Browser they’d sell many more songs.