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Re: Record Industry Decline


At 2007.07.05 04:47 PM, Michael Billow wrote:
>Bill Fox, that was obnoxious and wholly unwarranted. I never
>indicated any value judgments about wether the internet was "good"
>or "bad" I simply made the distinction that it was the reason why
>the music industry has changed - in direct response to the previous
>claim. I could go on about how inappropriate your dissection of my
>post is but instead I will simply request that you kindly refrain from
>attacking people in here with such a condescending tone, and if you
>must then at LEAST read more carefully what your responding to
>before you mis-characterize what they've said.
>On 7/5/07, Bill Fox <<mailto:billyfox@soundscapes.us> 
>billyfox@soundscapes.us> wrote:
>Michael Billow wrote:
> > But the reason
> > for their downfall is not their conduct, it is the changing
> > world of technology and the fact that music can now
> > be traded so easily, all over the world. Its the internet,
> > nobody's fault really.
>That's like saying all dynamite is bad.  Sure, suicide bombers use
>dynamite in a bad way but a road construction crew uses dynamite in a
>good way.  The internet is a thing, a tool.  It is neither good nor bad
>on its own.  It all depends upon how a person uses it.
> > Its basically no different from being
> > able to record a record on your cassette player in the
> > 70s,
>except that you get *exact* copies with no generational loss, compressed
>files not withstanding.
> > except now you can share and trade with thousands
> > of people from your own computer.
>Oh, is *that* all?  :)  Instead of running off cassette copies in real
>time (or double speed if you didn't mind the high end loss), you can rip
>a CD once, get an exact copy, and then share it with everyone in your
>address book with one email in much less time than it took to copy an LP
>to cassette.  I'd say that this is a significant difference.
> > But the music industry
> > is going to have to scramble to roll with the changes.
>Agreed.  Some feel that it is too late.  That remains to be seen.