I'm sick of the music industry. The albums I purchased recently on CD had copy protection, which did not allow me to rip them to iTunes. iTMS is still not available in many countries because labels are reluctant to give a go ahead for Apple. There is no viable solution to purchase music that is playable on modern music listening devices such as my iPod, MP3 car stereo or even iTunes on my Macs.
Those of you who have iTunes Music Store available in your country consider yourself lucky. But even the iTMS is not perfect. You won't find many smaller bands on iTMS yet.
I was a big spender on music CDs before, but I stopped because of the copy protection. I'm frustrated and desperately looking for a solution and it looks like there is hope.
Sometimes our job in advertising and design is really tough. Apparently advertising is the second most stressful profession, right after stock broker. On top of that there is a strong culture for poking each other. Creative poke client servicing, client servicing pokes creative. Clients poke everybody. Let's take a look at the bright side. If you have the "right" attitude this job can be fun.
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It looks like Mozilla's Firefox will reach one million downloads within two weeks. Currently 58% of the visitors to this site is using Safari, 20% IE and 1% OmniWeb. Firefox has grown from 12% to 17% in the last three month.