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Comment: Re:And we wonder why music is such crap these days (Score 3, Insightful) 301 301

Exactly. I'd dub a copy from friends in elem. school until I'd saved enough allowance to buy the albums. Then I bought them again on CD later in high school/college, many of them more than once (damage, theft, etc.). Even the odd vinyl. By this time I was attending shows, buying merch.
Yet somehow we're the leeches. Gotcha.

Comment: Re: One more in a crowded field (Score 2) 337 337

Wrong. The money is in the hardware; app developers don't get any of that.
Quoting the article you linked:
"The figures given here relate to profits generated by handset makers, not the services ecosystem and potential profits made by app publishers and others..."

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