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Scrolling through the 10,000 songs on
your iPod using a car stereo interface is
kind of a pain, at least as implemented
Alpine on the unit I own.
Instead, you could have an interface with
three buttons: before, after, and this one.
The stereo displays a song halfway
list, and you select if your
song comes before or after the song (or
it just happens to be that song, choose
You do this repeatedly until it zeroes in
the right song. For 10,000 songs, you
would have to press a button at most 14
times before reaching your song.
||Surely this is more an interesting implementation than a new idea, imo (since, after all, binary searches are as old as the hills).
||You could also have before or after in terms of the date of the song, e.g. before or after, say, 1967/05/28, and so forth, the significance of that date being that it's halfway between the beginning of the 'hit parade' and therefore modern pop music, and today.
||interesting ... but I would have major problems remembering the absolute order of my songs.
||@ixnaum: How about alphabetical order?
||You could binary search for artist, then binary search
for title, or just do title if you weren't sure.