file swapping

here’s my favorite portion (from memory) of douglas coupland’s reading at the ruminator:
“the only CDs i listen to are brought in by my 23-year-old studio assistant. he’s personally bringing bankruptcy to the record companies of the world by downloading most everything there is. yeah, as an author let me tell you about file swapping. we’ve had these file swapping agents for 200 years, they’re called libraries. everyone take their lighters, burn down the libraries and build more bookstores.”

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3 Comments

  1. heather 16.Jul.03 at 9:45 am

    i love doug!

  2. jodi 16.Jul.03 at 9:47 am

    me too! he was so great and just very dry, dry funny. you should have been there!

  3. heather 16.Jul.03 at 11:13 am

    *sniff* i wish i had been. *sniff*