It’s remarkable to me that the conversations around digital music remain pretty much identical to the conversations we had in 2000, when Napster was supposedly taking over the world.
I showed this Atlantic monthly article by the very smart Charles Mann, which I loved, to someone very close to me who wasn’t around in the Napster days. He said, “Wait…when was this written? It could have been written today.” And he was right.
Talked about this same subject last night (Halloween night) over dinner with ex-Napster colleague Don Dodge and he agreed…when is this conversation going to change?
Is it licensing? It’s not technology.
Maybe it’s simply imagination.