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This blog used to be about politics. Not so much anymore as I have worked through my fascination with that subject. It now seems appropriate that with a new president and the end of the Bush nightmare that I move on to new subjects that are more in line with my current interests. I may still occasionally express an opinion about political matters but for the most part I will be commenting on music, photography and personal observations. Thank you for reading.

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I guess I just don't get the relevancy of streaming media. I understand that content providers want to control distribution and copyright, but I've always thought that the point of having content was to get it seen and heard by as many people as possible; building an audience?

An obvious trend in technology has been the growing popularity of portable media devices, gadgets like iPods and flash drives as well as media players capable of showing video content. Aside from people ripping their own cd collections or buying songs from services like iTunes, Rhapsody or Napster there seems to be a lack of other content that people can load onto their players and take with them.

Some people understand the upcoming trend and have started to make content that is specifically targeted to people with mp3 players. But as with most other venues, the bigger content providers, news sources and talk radio seem wedded to awful technology like Real Media.

(note: I hate real player with a burning passion. Any program that installs startup software on my computer automatically without asking me first gets banned. Every time that I am forced to use RA to access something I wish to listen to, I have to go and clean out my registry to get rid of a pesky little file, TkBell.exe.

I recommend, for users of Windows, downloading two apps: Startup Control Panel, and Startup Manager which should help you manage all that software that decides that it needs to load up everytime you turn on your computer.)

The question at this point still remains, what content will people want to have on their players? Will it be the same as they listen to on the radio or will it be different?

I can only hope that in the future more content will become portable.

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