An idea spawned by anti-Napster
Mark Gunderson: label MP3
s as popular song
s, but have the only actual content be dog
ing or some other silly
thing like that.
Hmm. Is there something wrong here?
Well, let's see. A fan wants, say Intergalactic by the Beastie Boys. They do a search, pick a host, and download. Happy happy. Yet, instead of them crazy rappas talkin' they rhymes like it ain't nobody's business, they hear a cuckoo clock. OVER AND OVER AND OVER.
Reaction? Deletion. Napster relies on the fact that people share the songs they download to increase volume. If eveybody deletes the Hello Nasty bomb, there will be exactly one copy of the bomb in circulation. The odds of anyone downloading it are miniscule.
Silly Gunderson. Trix are for kids.