Wednesday, September 04, 2002
I saw a press release that a german music conglomerate has abandoned plans to purchase what's left of Napster. It prompted me to see if the napster site was still around. When I typed the URL into my browser, all that came up was a black page with this simple graphic in the dead centre.
A tombstone, appropriately cool, left as a last defiant act, a middle finger raised in the face of business executives everywhere. Yes, they were here and they changed how we electronically acquire and share music. In my mind, they will always be the leaders.
Thanks, guys, for giving the music industry a kick in the pants.