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Music boss: we were wrong to go to war with consumers (pcpro.co.uk)
5 points by nickb on Nov 16, 2007 | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments

Wow. This is practically the first intelligent thing I have ever heard from anyone in the record business.

This guy is smart enough to realize how much power well-designed software gives Apple. I wonder if he has realized yet that, even though they now know where the road is, the music industry won't be able to follow Apple down it. They're not the right kind of people. They're dealmakers, not hackers.

Bronfman's not smart. It took him 8 years to figure out what he just said. Arduous 8 years filled of declining profits and pissed off customers. He destroyed the industry by always pushing the same crap. He's one of the people that Benjamin Franklin talked about when he said: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."


Finally, when the industry is close to being destroyed and all of his ships have sunk, does he wake up. Too little, too late.

That bit about "inadvertently" going to war really sticks in my craw.

These are the same people who decided to sue their own customers. How inadvertent is a lawsuit?

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