The future, what do you mean? How can we be in the future?


For decades many of us have been in awe of the possibility of the future. Not that long ago the thought of carrying a single panel computer capable of presenting music, film, books, and games was nothing more than science fiction.

I live by the belief that if man can envisage it, people can create it.

Of course, there is the possibility of going too far, as is famously shown in Planet Of The Apes, circa 1968.

For now we can sit back and relax with a small and hopefully harmless portion of technology that seemingly has the effect of enhancing our lives.

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MOG is the new Napster
Nemo Memo

On January 20, 2011, in Apps, Features, Nemo Memo, Review, by John Nemerovski

MOG is the new Napster, except better, faster, and cheaper

MOG is a paid subscription streaming music service. For ten dollars per month you can listen to and download over nine million tracks. The process of locating and playing specific and related selections is effortless and immediate. Audio quality is excellent.

What’s the connection to Napster?

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The NEMO MEMO
Napster

On September 24, 2001, in Nemo Memo, by John Nemerovski

The NEMO MEMO
“Napster’s Afterlife, or how “The English Patient” led me to “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”

IN THE BEGINNING

Does anybody remember Napster? Once the brightest star in the Internet music freeloader’s sky, Napster.com’s home page now promises:

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Napster Won

On February 22, 2001, in Opinion, by Ralph J Luciani

Contrary to the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) view and what they hailed as an end to “electronic shoplifting” on the internet, Napster will not die. Perhaps the Napster as we know it will be gone but the freedom of choice for internet users for free access to shared music will continue. That may be the most important result of the recent court decision. The world’s biggest record labels — including Vivendi Universal, Sony Music, Warner Music, and EMI Group applauded the ruling, their eyes bulging, no doubt, at the prospects of hard cash filtering their way. But the Music Consortium is their own worst enemy. They were slow in seeing the advantages of offering music on the internet that was easy to access.

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