Pratande bubblor, sprickande bubblor
3 november 2005
En konstnär i New York placerade ut tomma pratbubblor på reklamskyltar och fotograferade sedan vad förbipasserande skrivit i dem. Kolla in resultaten, de är till stor del klockrena (alldeles oavsett att projektets manifest faller i det tröttsamma mönstret där man uppställer ”fritt” självuttryckande som en imaginär motsats till den ”förorenande” reklamen).
Jon Newton på P2Pnet avlivar ”The Big Music online music myth”:
as far as the world outside the Net is concerned, (…) Apple’s iTunes is seen as a genuine corporate download service instead of the promotional software for iPod products that it actually is, and disingenuous statements from the four major labels via their various ‘trade’ organs such as the IFPI are still taken seriously.
However, in the real world of online music, iTunes and Apple don’t exist and more and more people are opening accounts so they can take advantage of the free and almost free offerings available as p2p downloads. (…)
In fact, ”Digital optimism seems to be crashing in on itself,” media analyst Simon Baker, who has a ‘sell’ rating on shares of EMI, one of the Big Four, is quoted as saying. (…)
Apple shares have climbed (…) The shares of EMI (…) have dropped 20 percent this year (…)
The mainstream media have yet to grasp the fact that iTune users live in a world unto itself. They’re willing to spend a dollar and more on inferior, lossy digital downloads, but they by no means represent the majority of people who look to p2p and the Net to answer their wants.