Those were the days...
October 20, 2000 1:04 PM   Subscribe

Those were the days... you know, back in 1999...
posted by solistrato (9 comments total)
Gee, you wonder if that ever really caught on ...
posted by allaboutgeorge at 1:06 PM on October 20, 2000

Hm, it there any way to have the year of the post listed on older archives? I know the year is listed on the Archives menu, and i know you can figure out the relative age of the post via the ID number, but wouldn't it be handy to have the year listed on the post itself if the post was more than a year old? Or has this already been mentioned in MetaTalk?
posted by gluechunk at 1:19 PM on October 20, 2000

but isn't that a self-blog? [ducking and grinning]
posted by quonsar at 1:32 PM on October 20, 2000

That's nothing. Check out this tiny blurb from the third issue of Wired. It does sound like an intriguing idea doesn't it.
posted by captaincursor at 1:34 PM on October 20, 2000

only if mathowie'd done it. :-)
posted by cCranium at 1:34 PM on October 20, 2000

A couple weeks later I wrote a full review, with this quote contained within:

"If the recording industry knew about this, they'd probably shut it down"

and the lawsuit process began just a few days later.
posted by mathowie at 1:49 PM on October 20, 2000

It's all your fault Matt... :)
posted by owillis at 2:01 PM on October 20, 2000

Wow, that Wired article is great. My favorite part is the end: to try it out you have to "Telnet to:"
posted by megnut at 5:20 PM on October 20, 2000

I remember that that review was the first I'd heard about Napster and I had put it out of my mind for a few weeks after reading it. Since downloading songs over a modem didn't sound fun. Not until what I think must have been a month or two later when my friend at Univ. Wisconsin said he used it to find mp3's, instead of the web search engings, did I try it.

That Wired link is great too. Especially the links; prodigy and securties fraud how far we've come with 14 yr olds making 500k and getting on 60 minutes.
posted by redleaf at 3:08 AM on October 21, 2000

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