Interesting Tim O'Reilly article.

From: Dan Wright <>
Date: Mon Dec 16 09:49:00 2002

Wayne M. Smith said:
> I think we agree then as I believe O'Reilly's attempted point was that
> virtually all of the "samplers" are buying. That's the myth.

Yes... but the OTHER myth is that they WOULD buy if they COULDN'T sample.
That is certainly untrue, as well.

Each song downloaded by a "sampler" certainly does not represent a lost sale.
I would be suprised if even 1% of downloaded songs represented actual lost
sales for the record companies....I think that's part of the point O'Reilly
was making.

- Dan Wright

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