Re: The Final Word on Browsers and the Future

Abigail (
Mon, 21 Oct 1996 18:11:59 -0400 (EDT)

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Subject: Re: The Final Word on Browsers and the Future
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 18:11:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Abigail" <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "Jason O'Brien" at Oct 21, 96 11:27:00 am

You, Jason O'Brien, wrote:
++ Well, like the Mississippi, I'd like to meander a little more -- if you   
++ don't mind, I'd like to expound on your scenario :
++ Scenario 3 (based on number one) :
++ Both of these individuals arrive in the store -- the guy with the Vette   
++ is in the store, not intending to buy anything, until he sees on the   
++ announcement board that the newest release from U2 has come out -- now   
++ he's excited -- turns out that the guy driving the Nova also came in to   
++ purchase this just released album -- Vette guy runs over to the rock   
++ section scanning for U2 and searches frantically -- why?  He's got a   
++ standard turntable, decided not to upgrade with the rest of the world to   
++ CD's, and there's nothing but CD's lining the rows.   He doesn't have a   
++ tape player either so now he's stuck -- he begins walking out depressed   
++  -- however Nova guy happily picks up the U2 CD, pays for it, walks out,   
++ and pops this new CD into his car -- Vette guy goes home to listen to   
++ "RainDrops Keep Fallin' On My Head", his hottest vinyl single, for the   
++ 3000th time on his turntable.
++ No difference -- doesn't matter how they came into the store, how they   
++ got there, what they drove in, but they went to the source (U2's new   
++ music), the question came down to format and compatibility.

Moral: had U2 made both a CD and a venyl record (which doesn't need
recording things twice), they had made twice as much royalties.  U2
certainly doesn't care how the man were dressed. They want to sell
their work as much as possible, either for the royalties, or because
they want to spread their toughts/words/music/feelings or whatever
drives the musician.