February 08, 2005

I thought there was something fishy about that Napster Super Bowl ad

And indeed, there is. You don't actually get to keep the music you pay for, unless you keep paying the subscription fee. As the article says, it's not necessarily unreasonable - like, say, paying a fee for satellite radio. But the problem is that the ad is misleading when it compares the Napster service to iTunes and says that filling up your iPod would cost $10,000, while doing same with Napster would only cost $15/month. Yeah, not quite. Also, apparently, iPods (as well as most of the other players currently in use) aren't even compatible with the Napster service, which they conveniently failed to mention.

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