The Day The Music Crashed...

from the uh-oh... dept

Now that we're being told all the time that we should only buy digital music, what happens when your computer screws up and you can no longer access your music? Apparently, there are a ton of stories going around right now about how the latest version of iTunes is completely trashing some Windows machines, making all of the songs stored unaccessible. So, as Jeremy Wagstaff asks in the first link, will this prompt people to go back to more tangible storage, such as CDs? It seems unlikely (and I say that as someone who actually does still prefer CDs, call me old fashioned). Instead, it may do two things: (1) encourage people to get better backup solutions, so that if a computer has problems, their music is still available and (2) push to get rid of stupid copy protection that makes solution (1) useless.
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    Oliver Wendell Jones, 13 Sep 2005 @ 5:56am

    Wouldn't affect me much

    First thing I do after buying and downloading songs is burn it to an audio CD (for backup purposes) and then rip it to MP3 so I can play it on my non-iPod MP3 player.

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