Life gets easier, except for the added overhead of managing same files in different formats, and buying twice as much hard drive space. ;)

--Niko, 27-Jul-2006

Well, wouldn't that be something that would be pretty trivial to support in software?

--JanneJalkanen, 27-Jul-2006

Hey Janne, I saw your picture of picking "Cloudberries." It is very interesting to me because, being originally from Alaska, we call the Salmonberries and as I'm sure you know they are an arctic berry so hardly anybody knows of them here in California. It really brought back some memories. Thanks for the photo.

Now, to comment on your post. One thing that I would be concerned about is whether MS ends up with ownership of the music it buys or if signing up for their service gives you ownership. If they own the rights, but allow you to use the music, then they are back in the same model as licensing software. Then theoretically, they could request that you quit using the music any time they deem appropriate.

--ScottHurlbert, 28-Jul-2006

Of course they could. But with multiple providers, you would not lose the music - you could keep on listening some other version of it.

--JanneJalkanen, 28-Jul-2006

Not every service provider has the pockets of Microsoft. This is not a cheap solution. Or are record labels coming half way across..?

--Henrikki, 01-Aug-2006

I have no idea. But my guess is that they would also like to see a multi-provider structure, since that way they can ask for more money. If iTunes is the only game in town, then Unca Steve has the ball and can say what game to play...

--JanneJalkanen, 01-Aug-2006

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