"I've been sitting back watching the geek subculture for a
few years now, and I've noticed a trend that I despise: geeks are
hypocrites. That's not a universal statement, just something that
seems to fit the majority."
"I've noticed this fact has reared its head since Napster became
a household name (well, in the houses of the technocentric, at any
rate). I've seen how the majority have used Napster's legal
troubles as a point to rally around -- to give us all a common
point to launch our smear campaign against "The Man". We seem so
noble in our valiant effort to help the underdog music artist fight
the unjust recording contracts. We're nothing but virtuous in what
we say... but then we come back and download the top 40 hits. That
strikes me as odd."
"Let me continue by noting that if we were really interested in
helping the small time artist, we'd all be conscious of what labels
put out the CDs we buy. We'd be attempting to support Nothing,
DeSoto, TVT, etc. But here we are, all buying from Sony and Geffen.
Someone sound the inconsistency alarm, please."
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