October 21, 2003
Perspectives on Napsterization
- Tania's roommate Chris is a rock musician. He's a hip guy, skinny, slack, low key, playing in a band cool enough to tour a bit. I am not hip. I am a post-bohemian comp sci guy, balding, with a spreading waist, almost 40. So it was very wierd when it came out the other day that Chris agrees with the RIAA sue em all strategy. And then it struck me: in the magical backward world created by Napsterization, rock musicians are The Man. Chris is The Man, and I'm not?! Huh?