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J. David Blackstone has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and nine years of experience at a wireless telecommunications company, where he learned Perl and never looked back. J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.

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Wednesday October 23, 2002
08:41 AM

Music downloading

[ #8539 ]

On the first day I posted downloadable music, my merchandise sales tripled, and they have stayed that way ever since. I'm not about to become a zillionaire as a result, but I am making more money. At a time when radio playlists are tighter and any kind of exposure is hard to come by, 365,000 copies of my work now will be heard. Even if only 3% of those people come to concerts or buy my CDs, I've gained about 10,000 new fans this year.

--Janis Ian

I'm not really as motivated about music downloading as some of you guys, but I thought you'd find this interesting if you hadn't seen it. I don't even know who Janis Ian is. :) (My tastes in music tend toward John Williams.) But I am interested in "intellectual property" conerns and how it relates to technology, and potential new business models that may arise when the entire world gets a clue as to how bits work.

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