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Cory Doctorow: Why Music Streaming Will Fail

Author and Boing Boing co-editor Cory Doctorow does not believe that streaming is the future of music. In addition to technical issues (i.e. "will it work on a plane?", "wireless companies are consistently rated the worst in the world"), Doctorow sites human behavior in an interview with P2PNet when explaining why he believes that music streaming will not gain traction:

image from kottke.org "...Because collectors like to own things. Because people download music today and don’t show any sign of stopping. Because your plan to stop the chaos can’t be predicated on a massive, totally speculative shift in the behavior of the majority of Internet users if it is to be plausible."


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