Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Mr. Jobs will accept the position of God

What a great article about Apple's domination over the online music market. I love Apple, and that will never change, so you have to take my comments with a grain of salt. But I think the myopia of the music industry is astounding. Any loss in sales to online piracy (and I haven't seen convincing data that it does decrease sales) is their fault for not responding to consumer needs. There is a convincing argument that the slump in CD sales is fueled not by online piracy, but by the corresponding increase in video games, DVD sales, and in general better things to do, like use a TiVo.
My favorite quote from the article:
"I think if they're [the music industry] throwing down for a street fight," he said, "they may have picked somebody who's as good or better at it than they are."

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