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Well, user feedback was excellent. Even when the software didn’t work at all, there were few people who were avid users, and there were people…
That’s why I ended up leaving school – because it required so much time, and it was such an excellent idea. I figured I would…
It’s been all over the press, and schools are deciding to shut it down. We released a public announcement saying that we had some potential…
I think it’s pretty obvious to most people that Napster is not media specific, but I could see a system like Napster evolving into something…
But I just really think there is a natural extension into other types of media because it’s an excellent system for reliably locating and retrieving…
I had to actually purchase a book to learn the API and write the client. It was pretty frustrating trying to learn the API and…
Nobody has ever built a reliable peer-to-peer service, where people can really access all the music they want in one location,… Once I got it…
I think then, when we started receiving the first of the user feedback, feedback from people that I had not specifically told about it, but…
I think the most difficult thing had been scaling the infrastructure. Trying to support the response we had received from our users and the number…
Unfortunately, the client that exists today is still pretty much the prototype design.
So the bandwidth issue is definitely a big concern of ours.
Napster works because people who love music share and participate.
I think in terms of the work we’re doing now a lot of the UI cleanup… I see it getting much prettier.
Bertelsmann understood our vision when they first invested in us… They still believe in that vision.
If you’re a musician or actor, you know that if you’re successful, some level of fame goes along with that. You’re prepared. But how often…
Independent artists and labels have always been the trend setters in music and the music business.
There really was nothing like it at the time. We had good ideas for implementation, so we proceeded. I think it was an excellent solution…
He said this has the potential to be the first broadband killer application, and it has sort of become the truth because obviously it’s so…
If you think about computer programming, it’s as antisocial as it gets.
It was very early, and we were still like beta or alpha stage, and so we started receiving a ton of download. The server became…
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