March 21, 2000 3:29 AM   Subscribe

Napster Is this the best thing ever? What's the future of this software?
posted by chaz (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Easy. All applications must grow to the point where they include a mail client. It has chat, so it's halfway there.
posted by plinth at 5:26 AM on March 21, 2000

There's a good article on Napster on Wired News with which I totally agree. If you want to pick up the latest Korn or Limp Bizkit, you'll have no problem. But try and find some Ornette Coleman or smaller established indie bands, you get nothing. I myself don't really find any use for it.
posted by malhinha at 8:35 AM on March 21, 2000

Of course, the reason the record companies are all upset is because you can get the latest stuff - their biggest money makers. No one really cares if you're downloding the new Midget Fan Club disc, except the band itself.
posted by endquote at 10:23 AM on March 21, 2000

Are you saying you have a problem with midgets?
posted by MarkBakalor at 10:31 AM on March 21, 2000

I think the record companies are worrywarts. How many people are really going to go around burning MP3s to CD and stop buying records entirely? Probably less than the number of people who tape their friends CDs to save money.
posted by andy at 3:00 PM on March 21, 2000

but once napster gets bigger (as more people get high speed access) i think you'll be able to find just about everything. It's just that right now a fairly limited group has access to it.
posted by chaz at 3:00 PM on March 21, 2000

Napster is an incredible piece of softwareI use it all the time it allows for easier mp3 surfing now too
posted by neo452 at 5:33 PM on March 21, 2000

There seems to be an article about Napster in the latest issue of Newsweek now (the one with Jesus on the cover).
posted by andy at 7:13 PM on March 21, 2000

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