I fought and fought with the stupid device, trying to get Windows 10 to recognize it as anything other than a hard drive. And then I found the webpage that suggested trying a real Apple cable instead of the patchwork that I was using.
The iPod happily popped up in iTunes and was trivially synced.
Meanwhile, one of the two Samsung tablets that we use at the table had been turned off before being stored, so it had charge in it. It happily updated the 20+ applications that needed to be updated since the last time we used it.
The other had not been turned off and was completely discharged. Even after charging, it refused to update anything. Finally, in desperation, I punched up the browser on the tablet to find out what to do.
And the browser refused to browse, because the tablet had discharged so far that it thought that it was December 31, 2011.
So I reset the date.
And the browser browsed.
And the Play Store updated all of the apps.
It's being like that...