Nov. 20th, 2010

liv: A woman with a long plait drinks a cup of tea (teapot)
I just bought my 1000th song in mp3 format (Vienna Teng's Whatever you want). This seems a good excuse to talk about buying digital music.

nobody will be surprised to hear I hate DRM )

This is pretty grim for actual musicians, and not that promising for consumers. I'm just hoping that capitalism will prevail, and the desire of millions of people like me to find a way to spend money on music we like, in convenient format, will create enough of a demand that the market will act to fill it. There are traces of it; the fact that it's even possible to buy plain mp3s from mainstream distributors like Amazon and iTunes is a promising sign. But it is very weird to find myself in the position of being almost forced to steal things because nobody will sell me them!

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Miscellaneous. Eclectic. Random. Perhaps markedly literate, or at least suffering from the compulsion to read any text that presents itself, including cereal boxes.

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