On Saturday, I swung by Best Buy to see what was on sale. Call it market research.
The post Xmas sales continue, with a surprising number of new CDs priced at $9.99. I picked up Coldplay’s “Rush of Blood to the Head” (a 2002 release) for that price — I had never seen it on sale before. I had downloaded several songs, liked ‘em, and went out and bought the disc — consistent with my belief that the crappy sounding MP3s work best as a modern equivalent of radio airplay.
Lastly, someone has been paying attention: Warp Records just put their entire catalogue up on their site as a fully downloadable collection of MP3s. Way cool, and very smart.
“Will the United States’ draconian response to the terrorist threat cause a fundamental shift in the international movement of researchers and perhaps even alter the global balance of scientific power?” That’s the very thought provoking question asked in an article over at Nature.com: Are we discouraging the greatest scientific assets we potentially could have here…Read More