Filing Snag: It Could Go Both Ways*
I ran into an interesting filing conundrum when it came to the next two bands in the All The Everything series, Accept and AC/DC.
Simply put, does one count the / in AC/DC’s name when filing alphabetically?
1) If not counting it, meaning removal of the / from the name, it would look like this:
because the order would be ACCept then ACDc.
2) If yes, it counts as something preceeding alphabetization between the C and the D, it would look like this (and iTunes does it this way):
because the order would be AC/dc then ACCept.
I know, right? These are the things which keep me up at night.
After chewing on this for a while, I asked my lovely wife what she thought. Basically, after looking at me to be sure I was seriously asking this of her (I WAS!), she asked how I will remember it best when I go to my collection to get an album, and go with that. Ultimately, she couldn’t care less. And fair play to her, she has suffered these minutiae questions of mine for many years, now, the dear lady.
So, to avoid spinning wheels any longer, I have chosen to flout iTunes’ tyranny, and to not count the / in AC/DC’s name. Which means I will follow option 1, covering Accept first, and then AC/DC.
After deliberation, I have found this choice to be Acceptable.
And it really doesn’t matter. I’ve got a whole lotta rockin’ in my future in whichever order I choose to cover them!
* In other words, it could be AC or DC… 🙂