At least one of their authors (Mercedes Lackey) has seen an increase in her NON Baen books since she put up several of her titles, which leads her to conclude that the free library has increased her sales...
You can get a lot of music (not all of it, and not all genres) at yourmusic.com. You can sign up and once a month they'll send you a CD that you've got queued up. I used 'em for a while to replace some of my older CDs. Costs $5.99/month, no charge for shipping.
And instead of the cable company having to send a tech out to change your descramblers
I haven't had a visit from a Charter Communications tech to change my programming ni 5 years. Any time they've changed my program access (2-3 in the last 3 years alone) its been done remotely.
Most cable companies that offer internet service have IP enabled boxes. There is no need to send a tech out unless there is a problem with the box....
No, he was investigating it. I don't have the links handy, but I recall seeing a few articles on CNet and Slashdot about it. Something about how some of his people went out and bought some of the DMR protected CD's a week after Sony-BMG recalled them.
It's been known that the device wouldn't be backwards compatible for most games since it was physically unveiled. Initially, they were saying it was only going to be for their best sellers (IIRC, they call them Platinum Hits?), so I'm hard pressed to see how this is a sudden coming out.