Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Link Roundup - October 3rd

Once again it's time to take a look at stuff that's making the news across the vast ocean known as the Internet:

  • Looks like most fans are paying "close to retail" price for Radiohead's name-your-own-price download of In Rainbows. In case you're wondering, that rancid smell in the air is from Mitch Bainwol (RIAA chairman) shitting his pants. [Wired Listening Post]
  • Speaking of the RIAA. . .Lawyers for Sony BMG stated that ripping music to your iPod from CD's you purchased is "stealing." No word yet on if Sony BMG intends to sue Sony Electronics for "providing music piracy devices" because they manufacture MP3 players and the PSP. [Slashdot]
  • Microsoft announces the second generation of its Zune portable media player and it doesn't totally suck! Unlike the iPod, you can get most of the new features on your old Zune by downloading the new software update. Folks at Apple are dumbfounded that a company actually made it so that you DON'T have to buy a new MP3 player every year. [Engadget]
  • Interesting interview with French robot/human dance superstars Daft Punk in which they discuss their tour setup and why everyone seems to be copying them this year. [Pitchfork]
  • Good news! Ian MacKaye is alive! Wait, he was supposed to be dead? [Baltimore Sun]

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