We’re making it less random to make it feel more random.

<a href="http://www pilule viagra achat.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1334712/Humans-concept-randomness-hard-understand.html”>Steve Jobs, on the iPod “shuffle” feature

iPod customers complained that the shuffle feature wasn’t random. Noticing repeats in artists, albums, or genres, users concluded that the shuffle wasn’t properly shuffling. In response, Apple made the shuffle non-random by preventing repeats of similar songs in close proximity.