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Re: [News] Partial iTunes Altenative/Competitor Comes to Linux Desktops

Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> ____/ Mark Kent on Wednesday 21 November 2007 08:21 : \____
>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>> ____/ Mark Kent on Tuesday 20 November 2007 16:27 : \____
>>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>>>> SyncTV begins beta television download service
>>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>>| SyncTV says its service is completely based on open standards, so it
>>>>>| works with Windows PCs, Macs and Linux PCs, and in the future it will
>>>>>| also work on TVs and portable players.
>>>>> `----
>>>>> http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/11/19/synctv/index.php
>>>> Another DRM-based business model.  Can't see it.
>>> Miro (formerly Democracy Player) 1.0 was released days ago as an open
>>> source, DRM-free Joost alternative. There's also SongBird on its way and
>>> AmaroK is evolving to become an online store that is DRM-free as far as I
>>> know.
>> These look much more like the future to me.  I think the days of the
>> "record" industry ruling the roost are over.  Consider the Led Zep,
>> supported by Foreigner Concert, at the O2.  1,000,000 requests for
>> tickets using a more or less tout-proof system, with only 20,000
>> seats available.
>> Consider it - this means that one person in 60 tried to get a ticket
>> for the concert, and there were probably a lot of folk like myself and
>> Mrs Mark who would've gone had we thought that there was any possibility
>> of getting a ticket.
>> The current generation of Cabaret/POP acts are awful, talentless,
>> unimaginative, passionless, unmusical, predictable handbag pop with
>> soft-porn videos to fool the brain into thinking that the music was
>> good.  It wasn't...
>> Still, the same generation drink lager and "magners" because the
>> marketing man tells them to, so I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised
>> :-).  Not that I've anything against cider, I actually quite like it,
>> but not with ice (yuk), and not at 4 quid a pint.
> Marketers say that the more expensive it is, the better it becomes (and your
> friends, girls included, will be overly impressed).

To paraphrase Christine Keeler, they would say that, wouldn't they?
Anyway, if some prospective GF were impressed by buying expensive
zoider, I'd find another prospective GF :-)

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