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more fonty nonsense at the end

This is all too easy. Doug Morris, the CEO of Universal Music (see my post below on the wisdom of playing silly buggers with the new media market) has done it again. Referring to the iPod, and thusly the Zune:

“These devices are just repositories for stolen music, and they all know it,” UMG chairman/CEO Doug Morris says. “So it’s time to get paid for it.”

Bless. So, we’re all thieves and Doug Morris wants some of his money back. Although I note that “According to published reports, UMG is expected to receive more than $1 for each $250 device and sources at UMG have confirmed that half of all the proceeds from the device’s sales will be shared equally among all its artists.”

So, Doug’s going to rake in some of the cash from us thieves, on behalf of his cadre of struggling artists, and then he’ll give them half of it.

Half. Where’s the rest going to go, Doug? I know it costs a lot to send out those cheques to Bryan Adams, Billy Ray Cyrus and the Black Eyed Peas, but surely postage can’t be that high? I’ll leave the obvious comment to someone else.

And anyone wanting to use ‘Only Revolutions’ for the starting point for a design project could do worse than to start here. A whole load of interviews, most of which are dealing with the design process and ideas behind the way the book is constructed.

Right, that’s enough for now. Back to the writing.

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