Mimsy Were the Borogoves

Music: Are you ready for that? Driving your car down a desert highway listening to the seventies and eighties rise like zombies from the rippling sand? I hope so.

The Dream of Poor Bazin

Jerry Stratton

What if the Three Musketeers were journalists in Washington, DC? What if journalists were swashbuckling, swaggering, hard-drinking warriors of truth? Find out in Jerry Stratton’s The Dream of Poor Bazin.

1,000 songs is enough for anybody

Jerry Stratton, September 26, 2005

Music industry executives aren’t the only executives who don’t understand music fans. Ed Zander of Motorola, whose ROKR phone holds a maximum of 99 songs, has this to say about Apple’s nano:

Screw the nano. What the hell does the nano do? Who listens to 1,000 songs?

Bill Gates apparently never said that 640k is enough for anybody, but Ed Zander may well be remembered for saying that 1,000 songs is enough for any music fan. Still, that’s ten times as many songs as the ROKR holds.

In response to Listening to music a privilege, not a right: Music executive comes out and says that listening to music on your computer is an extra privilege, and you should just buy a regular CD player.

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