"The impact of MP3 is similar to that which open-source
technologies like Linux and FreeBSD can potentially have on the
software market--if they become more user-friendly. Developed by
knowledgeable people without a direct financial stake in the final
result, available free off the Internet, and compatible with a
majority of the computer hardware available today, Linux is MP3
taken several leaps further..."
"In the end, the problems faced by both the recording and
software industries are ones that could be faced by just about any
industry over the next few years. Internet technology and
open-source software are like forces of nature--they can't be
controlled, but they can be used as a power source to drive
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