Filed by Donnie Jenkins
The government began investigating record companies for online price fixing of downloads this week. Napster dragged all of us into the MP3 download era several years ago by providing a free and easy way to share music among thousands of people. The music industry litigated them out of business and tried to destroy other download services, a practice which continues to this day. Apple of course started the first hugely successful service which legally lets us download songs for a set price and was soon followed by many others. Its interesting to see the shoe on the other foot here.
Here is an excellent piece on switching over to an Intel-based Mac from Cnet, a site I live on for news and reviews. There have been a few video problems reported on the new machines, and software written for the older Macs runs slowly, but in all the transition seems to be going pretty smoothly.
My favorite feature of eBay is soon to be under review at the Supreme Court. Buy It Now
allows you to simply choose to purchase an item without an auction process, handy dandy. If they lose, eBay will have to cough up quite a bit of cash or discontinue the feature.
And finally by request I have located the Apple 1984 commercial aired on the Super Bowl, along with a detailed explanation of the impact it had. This spot is incredible, even to this day.
E-mail Donnie Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org