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From: Dave Winer (
Date: Thu Aug 17 2000 - 11:10:11 PDT

 LITTLE while ago I heard that the future of music was being decided in a
nondescript office suite above a bank in San Mateo, California. I couldn't
get there in time, so I asked a friend to check it out. A crowd was milling
in front of the entrance when he arrived. My friend parked illegally and
called me on his cell phone. There are twenty or thirty television cameras,
he said, and a lectern with a dozen microphones. Also lots of police
officers. I asked about the loud noise in the background. "That," he
explained, "is people smashing compact discs with sledgehammers."

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