Oh come on ... you totally set yourself up for that one. How could you expect someone, anyone, to NOT call you out on it? Just laugh, say "good one" and move on.
but back to feeding the troll ...
What lie? Are you saying that the labels don't rip off musicians and keep the profits for themselves? Are you saying that SOPA won't result in a flagrant abuse of the internet (much like bogus DMCA takedown requests do today)?
The inventive aspect of what they did was combining three seperate and unrelated devices into one device.
Palm and ... Windows Mobile ... have been able to do what the iPhone does for far longer than the iPhone has been out. I'd hardly call apple inventive in this regard. What they did, and did well I will readily admit, was simplify the whole interface to the point that a MASSIVE number of users could pick one up and figure out how to use it. An evolution of an existing species to better adapt to the current climate.
If you don't then your musical taste will not be catered for in future.
You're not implying that musicians only make music to make money are you? That if a musician doesn't make any money off of the music he creates then he will just stop making music (or at least that style of music)? I'd wager that the vast majority of musicians make music solely for the love of it. I want as many people as possible to listen to, and hopefully enjoy, what I create because I love what I do. I don't sit in my practice space with my bandmates pouring over the latest demographic information for our target audience so that we can carefully craft the next hit. I make the music I do because it's what comes naturally.
I know this is somewhat off topic but I felt the need to address that particular comment. There is a virtually limitless wealth of music out there. Certain genres or styles may become more difficult to find because the music industry doesn't deem it popular anymore so they don't push it into your face 24/7 but it's there.
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