quinta-feira, 16 de julho de 2009

Why do people still download mp3?

This should be a fast-post at anywhere else, but since this is an almost-technical-matter I'll write this post here. I promise it will take more than 140 chars. :)

These days we've been in touch with that p2p crap more than ever. Cybercrimes, PirateBay, Peter Sunde and all that shit surrounding copyrights. I am not discussing this, they're right! We should be able to share midia and content freely at internet... But the point I wanna get is not that.

(picture by: hooverdust)

I was watching MTV Brazil yesterday and I came across an interview where some guy (it doesn't matter the name) points that the trends (oh, the trends) are going to a completely different way: The streaming media. Yes, that's it. Websites like last.fm are overwriting the P2P concept. "Yeah! End of the problem!" you might think - as I thought as well. But two seconds later I realized that this is bullshit. Understand, while our mp3 players and car players doesn't play streaming media, we will still have P2P ruling our connections. Ok, going a little bit deep inside this matter, just think about the infrastructure we would need to have our iPods playing streaming media. This is enough complications for a single post. :)

And just another thought: When I BUY media, I want to do whatever I want with it. Play at my computer (fuck DRM!), play at my cellphone, play in my car driving to work... God, streaming media don't make any sense at all to me.
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