Lynne d Johnson



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03.06.03 11:22 PM

miami and seattle bound

Any Miami bloggers out there? Well, I'll be down your way tomorrow - Sunday. I will be pretty much tied up with this here event but I am always looking forward to meeting fellow bloggers. And in case I forget to mention, I'll be out in Seattle, WA for this in April. So send an email if you're in either of these cities and let's figure out if we can hook up. And if you're visiting NYC any time soon, let me know that also.
Bonus: The latest in online music service offerings.
Looks like the recording industry is really trying to get into this online music business at full speed. Even Apple is on the bandwagon. (To view the following articles in their entirety, subscriptions are required. NYT-Free WSJ-Paid.)

"Apple to Launch Online Service For Digital-Music Subscriptions," by Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2003 :
"Apple Computer Inc. and major record labels are expected to launch an online music subscription service within several weeks, entertainment industry sources said."

"The service would allow Apple users to buy and download digital music for their Macintosh computers or iPod portable music players, the sources said on condition of anonymity."— More...

"The Internet as Jukebox, at a Price," by David Pogue, The New York Times, March 6, 2003:
"Befuddlement (n.): 1. Confusion resulting from failure to understand. 2. Loss of sense of direction, position, or relationship with one's surroundings. 3. The state of the recording industry as it tries to sell music on the Internet."

"The only thing record companies know for sure is that they want to kill off the insanely popular Sons of Napster: free music-sharing services like KaZaA, Gnutella and Morpheus. After all, the millions who use these services are in effect stealing music, depriving the five major labels of perfectly good money. But watching the record companies as they try to find a formula for a successful paid alternative is like watching five people play blindman's bluff on stilts."— More...

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