“Jobs Favors DRM-Free Music Distribution” says Slashdot. I thought about posting my thoughts on this yesterday, but given its prominent spot on Apple’s page and high rankings at the big link-swarming sites, I wouldn’t have been the first and hardly the last to throw my bit into the seething mass of tuppence pieces.
So I direct you to John Gruber’s “Reading Between the Lines of Steve Jobs’s ‘Thoughts on Music’” essay. He brings up all the thoughts and links I had and more in his characteristic well-written and well-opinionated style, so I’m glad I refrained.
Just one other piece to point your attention to, with a little background: Apple, long known for its “loose lips sink ships” policy, has in recent years been accused of committing the Web 2.0 faux pas of not reaching-out-to-customers and not promoting-open-discussion via the Blog Bandwagon. But Bill Bumgarner (one of many blogging Apple employees, ironically enough) welcomes a new Apple blogger that shouldn’t be overlooked.