The first two ads on google when you search for ‘mp3 store’ or ‘buy mp3s’ are pretty interesting- they link to stores where you can download DRM-less mp3s, each of which has a collection of over 2 million tracks. Pretty exciting, all this new-fangled technology! It’s a shame one of those companies hasn’t partnered with Novell- that would make them really high profile! People might be aware of them then. The other one might be the second-biggest music store on the web- you’d think maybe people would have heard of them then, or maybe written articles about them in the Washington Post and New York Times. But hey, I guess they are still pretty hard to find. Tough life.
13 thoughts on “people who are too stupid to use google depress me.”
I love you luis
i wish i got it, but i’ll laugh anyway ;)
Just for the record: google adds depend on your language. When I perform a search from a browser in Denmark the adds are from danish stores. I guess google adds depends on other stuff as well…
Just cos Dobey’s still being an ass (quelle surprise) but doesn’t actually have comments on his blog: http://www.emusic.com
If the choice isn’t comparable to itunes, its not my, or your, fault that he has shit tastes in music…
i get it now. most unfortunate.
iain: yeah, not sure what part of ‘2 million+ tracks’ or ‘you can download tracks from these’ was unclear, but hey… if he can’t be bothered to actually figure out what the services do, his loss, not mine.
soren: emusic is also one of the top responses for those searches, at least here. Just further up the page if you read the ads.
Yeah, personally I’m boycotting Bleep, until they finally give me DRMed music. Having access to 320kbps MP3s of exactly the music I want for the last three-odd years is unacceptable.
Whoa… whence the vitriol? Quite a bummer to see such talk on Planet Gnome, unless it was friendly jokery that was funny to insiders. Anyway, I second emusic.com as a good non-DRM choice. And let’s hope the upcoming Songbird app has much success in its attempt to integrate with non-DRM music services. Could change the playing field a bit, perhaps.
It is my private blog; I’ll generally speak on it as I see fit, especially, well, frankly, when someone else is being stupid.
Stay tuned for a post from 1981, where I discuss how since there is no free software, free software must be bad.
“Stay tuned for a post from 1981, where I discuss how since there is no free software, free software must be bad.”
Not sure I got that reference. Actually, I’m sure I didn’t. I did, however, try to google it, to no avail.
“It is my private blog; I’ll generally speak on it as I see fit, especially, well, frankly, when someone else is being stupid.”
Given that criteria for topic preference, how do you have time to do anything other than blog?
Dan, I don’t believe there is a reference to get. From what I can tell, Luis is just saying that Dobey’s argument today (in 2006) that non-DRM music is stupid because a non-DRM music store comparable in size and selection to itunes don’t exist is as stupid as somebody in 1981 saying that Free / open-source software is stupid because there isn’t any that’s comparable with what’s being offered proprietary software companies.
It is true that there are no non-DRM music stores today comparable to iTunes music store (though emusic.com is pretty good), it’s also totally unrelated to whether DRM is a good idea or not.
Oh, y’know I hadn’t actually seen Dobey’s original post. Makes more sense now. Hey Luis, a link to the original post might have helped, this being 2006 and all. :) (See http://tieguy.org/blog/2006/10/29/this-is-2006-get-with-the-program-westlaw/)
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