“Ten years ago last week, a guy named JÃrgen Zeller sent out an e-mail to the rest of the team at Fraunhofer Gesellshaft, announcing that an internal poll had unanimously declared .mp3 to be the new official file extension of the audio format the company had been working on since the ’80s. In the years to come, their invention changed the music business, the Internet, and–by extension–the world forever.”
Read the rest of the C|net story on “Top five ways MP3 has changed the world“.
We should also remember with gratitude Shawn Fanning, the young wizard who spread the irreversible MP3 revolution through his Napster!
Wondering as to what that Napster boy is up to these days?
He is ok, but not out of the “peer2peer” stuff yet! He has found a novel way to create a music database, registry and clearinghouse.
Wanna find out more about his “Snocap“?
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