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How one family deals with digital downloads

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, December 31, 2003
News Categories: Digital Media

“He liked the easy-to-use iTunes program, and decided to make it the central jukebox for digital copies (altogether legal) of his conventional CD’s. I set up the downloading account for him, and decided to show him how to download from the music store. I selected Dutch DJ JXL’s excellent remix of the Elvis Presley song “A Little Less Conversation” and paused before hitting the “buy” button. [...]

Here’s the shocker: more than ever, he began asking us to buy CD’s for him. He wanted discs from artists he had come to know online, with the liner notes and lyrics. His less copyright-friendly buddies send him the stuff they like, and if he likes a song, he listens to a better-quality version on Rhapsody or buys the track.

Amazing but true: music downloading spurs music sales, at least in our house. (Sam’s 16-year-old sister, Elizabeth, has proven resistant to digital music’s allure, content to lug around a case full of CD’s.)”

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Wow…another useless story

Posted by Rob on December 31, 2003 at 9:48 PM (PDT)


lol.. Couldn’t agree more.

Posted by bob on December 31, 2003 at 11:23 PM (PDT)


who decides what gets posted and what doesn’t?  I think we get the point that a lot of people like iTunes.  There are some of us who do not, but I’m sure those opinions are already voiced.

Posted by dethbrakr in Tacoma, WA on January 1, 2004 at 1:51 AM (PDT)


I think the News section should be divided into “News” and “Features.” I personally found the story interesting.

Posted by monkedsel on January 1, 2004 at 4:17 AM (PDT)


It would be nice if we could possibly have some muture people on this site that didn’t always find a negative with everthing…........Seems if there isn’t bitchin or complaining nobody is happy…........oxymoron isn’t it!

I found the story to be a breath of fresh air.

Posted by Brian Fenner on January 1, 2004 at 4:44 AM (PDT)


There will always be people on these sites with a stick up their rear ends, who think that anything that isn’t “fabulously entertaining” to their standards is plain useless.  New Years resolution: down with snobs!

Posted by jl on January 1, 2004 at 5:40 AM (PDT)


Well duh music downloads spur CD sales, they found that out way back when the original Napster was big. That’s the fact that the RIAA is trying so hard to hide.

Posted by Dr. Webster on January 1, 2004 at 8:45 AM (PDT)


It wasn’t my intent to be rude.  I’m sorry if I came came across as such.


Posted by dethbrakr in Tacoma, WA on January 1, 2004 at 8:59 AM (PDT)


I think that was hands down one of the best non-judgemental write ups I’ve seen in a media outlet.  It’s showing how the different outlets offer a gammut of genres, which in the end, is what keeps consumers happy.  I’m personally happy to see IPLounge posting about it.

Happy New Year!

Posted by Twitch on January 1, 2004 at 10:37 AM (PDT)


worst article ever

Posted by Jeff on January 1, 2004 at 11:05 AM (PDT)


Well, this article was in the NYTimes Technology section, so I guess that qualifies as News.

Posted by digitaltrapper on January 1, 2004 at 11:37 AM (PDT)


Whats more pathetic than articles that may not be “newsworthy” posted on the news page is the countless idiots who come here to complain about it if they don’t consider it real “news”.

Heres a news flash for ya - This si n’t CNN, its iPodlounge. What exactly do you expect? If you dont want to read anecdotal tales of music down loaders or how someone had come up with a killer mod for their iPod then don’t bother coming here. Type [url=][/url] in your browser.

Oh and BTW they don’t have all “news” either, there is plenty of fluff on their pages as well. Save your comments for those feedback pages.

Posted by spideypod on January 1, 2004 at 11:50 AM (PDT)


I love the editorial dept of ipodlounge:

search google news for any mention of ‘iPod’, then post!

Posted by Albert on January 1, 2004 at 11:55 AM (PDT)



that’s MY comment.

Posted by Patterson on January 1, 2004 at 11:57 AM (PDT)


“I love the editorial dept of ipodlounge:

search google news for any mention of ‘iPod’, then post!”

LOL.. true true..

Posted by Bababooey on January 1, 2004 at 4:21 PM (PDT)


I thought CD’s *were* digital media…

Posted by mysterious on January 1, 2004 at 6:00 PM (PDT)



Heres a news flash for ya - this is the comments section where we have our say. What exactly do you expect? If you dont want to read “countless idiot’s” post, don’t check the comments section and all your problems will be solved.

Whats more pathetic? You complaining about complainers complainging about something they have rights to say and comment as pleased.

Posted by Bob on January 2, 2004 at 12:25 AM (PDT)


To the negative commenters—maybe you didn’t enjoy this story but some of us did.  There will always be some stories you find interesting and others you find boring.  Deal with it and quit your ########.  You can’t expect every article on the iPod to be thrilling.

Posted by Bethany on January 2, 2004 at 4:13 AM (PDT)


To the commenters of negative commenters.. Quit ########

Posted by QUIT IT on January 2, 2004 at 6:22 AM (PDT)


Doesn’t this news item read like an RIAA press release? It seems so contrived.

Posted by Atomic Bomb in Mid-Atlantic on January 2, 2004 at 6:45 AM (PDT)

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