Ten 'Who Cares?' Tweets About The Beatles Coming To iTunes We pause to consider the enormous Twitter-based shrug that has surrounded the allegedly momentous occasion of the Beatles' arrival on iTunes.
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Ten 'Who Cares?' Tweets About The Beatles Coming To iTunes

An announcement of The Beatles coming to iTunes appears on the Apple website November 16, 2010 in San Anselmo, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America hide caption

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For a story that is supposedly the biggest thing to happen since the last big thing that happened, the story about the Beatles' catalog landing on iTunes is inspiring a remarkable number of aggressively eye-rolling tweets that are cascading through my feed at a remarkable pace. Here are ten from my Twitter feed alone.

1. Dave Holmes: "I know I'll never forget the day the massive corporation acquired the rights to sell me something I already have."

2. Keith Phipps: "At last: I can finally hear the music of The Beatles!"

3. Rick Porter: "I think I'll just re-grab the Beatles songs from my CDs. Thanks anyway, Apple."

4. DRUNKHULK: "BEATLE ON meTUNE! THAT IT?! IF THIS DAY DRUNK HULK NO EVER FORGET! APPLE MUST THINK DRUNK HULK LIFE SUCK!"

5. Dave Itzkoff: "Pretty sure all the Beatles tracks on iTunes were actually recorded by Klaatu."

6. Stephen Thompson: "The Beatles catalog's release on iTunes is the biggest news story since the last time a product everyone has was made available in a store."

7. Will Edmondson: "Hey Mom, congrats! You know all those Beatles albums you already own on vinyl, cassette, AND CD? Now you can buy them on iTunes, too!"

8. Wil Wheaton: "Today is just another day that I'll never forget ... being completely underwhelmed by an announcement from Apple."

9. Kate Aurthur: "I love all the 'Finally People Can Have Digital Beatles' stories! They prove that the MSM really HASN'T learned from music biz implosion."

10. Dave Cole: "Good luck getting The Beatles on iTunes tomorrow. Half of them are dead."