[rumori] dictionareoke and the calculus of mp3s

From: Steev Hise (steevATdetritus.net)
Date: Tue Apr 02 2002 - 16:33:52 PST

on Tue, 2 Apr 2002 Pan told me:

>What, an hour goes by and no criticism from Steev. He must be away from
>his desk :)

i've been holding back. really! :-)

>No really, I'd be curious to get people's opinions on this project. I'm

no comment. ;-)

>We're still serving 2 gigs of MP3's a day -- since last fall. Over time,
>those are some pretty substantial numbers. Why is something so cheesy so

I think mp3s are super super popular, whatever they are,
especially if they get any sort of press and especially if their
names are the names of popular songs or can be confused in any
way shape or form for popular songs.

a bunch of mp3 spiders consistently think a Mystery Tape track on
detritus.net is a song by Ja Rule. I have no idea why, the file
name is simply "WX11.mp3", but it accounts still for many
gigabytes of downloads every week. crazy.

this, btw, is the principle behind the ECC's "napster bomb"


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