There’s nothing like a false dichotomy to delude yourself into signing on to a subscription service:
Bottom line: To fill an MP3 player with music today – and variety is what I want – I could spend $1000 for 1000 songs over at iTunes, or $15 per month at Napster. I’m going with Napster.
Speculist doesn’t get it. I mean, who’s filling their iPods right away with 1,000 songs? Who isn’t downloading more of their songs from CDs they already own than going to iTunes?
Count me less than impressed with subscription based anything these days. I already have monthly payments I have to make on a house, utilities, cable, ISP, etc. That’s the big turn off with things like Napster. I don’t want another friggin’ monthly bill.
Apple gets it. Napster doesn’t.