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[–]exPFCwintergreen[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

Napster really got me going. I learned so much about classical and jazz and if you could think of a song, it was there, but sometimes only part of it. The record industry hired some thug engineers and blocked my IP.

[–]allie 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Ack! Too bad.

[–]exPFCwintergreen[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

It was just before Napster ended anyway, but then years later I'm walking down Melrose Avenue and there is a Napster building.

[–]allie 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

I'm very old school. I still pay for music. Partially because I believe the artist should get some of my money for their art and also because I believe in hard copies. I've lost too much on crashing computers over the years to trust in digital. Even with books I often buy the actual book then buy the ebook to read.

[–]exPFCwintergreen[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I buy at least one CD a year, but we're paying indirectly by listening on YouTube or whatever, with the advertising. If a new group goes on a first tour they make almost nothing I hear. But, you're right, I should buy two CDs a year. I only read books, since I've broken two e-readers by falling asleep and dropping them. I like the feel of a book in my hand.

[–]allie 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

My eyes have gotten bad so I like an ereader so I can have a larger font. But I'm still addicted to physical books. Can't censor them after the fact.