Re: When is an MP3 file like a lighthouse?

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed Oct 24 2001 - 21:44:56 MDT

> At 04:44 AM 25/10/2001, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> >I think that the age of downloading will probably reduce the total amount
> >of money that goes to artists, and will certainly produce at least a
> >temporary reduction in quality until a new generation of topnotch artists
> >willing to work for free arrives to replace the current cream of the crop,
> >who have grown up expecting payment.

The impact will be uneven. Consider the rock group Boston. They
put out about one album a decade, or so it seems, to those of us
who feel like we will perish waiting for the next one. Each album
is wonderfully crafted, meticulously performed, a true work of art
that must have taken enormous effort. Surely top notch artists such
as Boston will be the first to go into other lines of work. spike

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