So the bandwidth issue is definitely a big concern of ours.
Napster works because people who love music share and participate.
If you think about computer programming, it's as antisocial as it gets.
Unfortunately, the client that exists today is still pretty much the prototype design.
Independent artists and labels have always been the trend setters in music and the music business.
Bertelsmann understood our vision when they first invested in us... They still believe in that vision.
I think in terms of the work we're doing now a lot of the UI cleanup... I see it getting much prettier.
I had to actually purchase a book to learn the API and write the client. It was pretty frustrating trying to learn the API and develop a product quickly.
But I just really think there is a natural extension into other types of media because it's an excellent system for reliably locating and retrieving content.
If you're a musician or actor, you know that if you're successful, some level of fame goes along with that. You're prepared. But how often does that happen to a programmer?