In a column posted today on O’Reilly’s Web site, Francois Joseph de Kermadec offers his thoughts on Apple’s iTunes software and wonders where it is headed.”Sitting in every Mac user’s Dock is iTunes, the application that took Apple to another level, supported the iPod, the first iApp to be ported to Windows. iTunes, while less popular than the Music Store it gives access to or the iPod it connects to, remains the central piece of Apple’s music and video puzzle. Without iTunes, no matter how great the Music Store is, today’s iPod success would be very different and Apple would probably be struggling to keep third-party application writers interested in the iPod.”