Interesting Tim O'Reilly article.

From: Eric Smith <>
Date: Fri Dec 13 00:46:00 2002

> I became dubious as soon as he trotted out the "sample-then-buy" myth.
> While
> this argument might not have been laughable 4-5 years ago before CD
> burners were cheap and widespread, it's preposterous today.

Why is that? Five years ago, when a friend would make me a copy of a CD
and I liked it, I would go to the record store and buy one. Today, I do
the same thing.

I'm sure that not everyone does that, but presumably not everyone did it
five years ago either.
Received on Fri Dec 13 2002 - 00:46:00 GMT

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