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  1. filthymonkey says:

    I wonder who will replace her. It's like hating your neighbors, you may hate them with all your heart, but if they move, there's even more fear with what kind of freak show will replace them. They may suck but at least you're attuned to their special kind of suckiness. New suckiness be damned.

    • jace says:

      apple.com/bitch does not exist. This is a parody.

      • jwz says:

        OH SAY IT AIN'T SO!

        • jace says:

          I bought a Powerbook today and having never been a Mac user before, this is probably a good time to swell up with pride about "my" Mac world, especially over how benevolent Apple sent a quiver to RIAA's heart and unfroze it, and how the monster shed a tear of regret for its past sins and dedicated the rest of its life to the extermination of all evil, and how joy and happiness abounded thenceforth, and how the world generally came to be a much better place.

          But, that page turns up a 404.

          My pride of new ownership needs something else to inflate it. Perhaps the ogling eyes when that beauty of a beast arrives at my desk will do the needful.

          As for RIAA, can I please just close my eyes and pretend they don't exist?

      • omni_ferret says:

        This isn't really her farewell letter, but Hilary Rosen really did resign her post last week. It's effective the end of 2003, apparently.

      • filthymonkey says:

        Yes, I realize that the apple ad site does not exist, and that the ad itself is a parody, i'm not retarded.


        The parody is a humorous reenactment of a true event. Observe - Link

  2. candid says:

    After that article on how Michael Powell loves his TiVo, perhaps the solution is to raise some money and give iPods and TiVos to all the big decision makers in the government.

  3. _pause says:

    That is great!

  4. belgand says:

    Interesting, but so far as I'm aware the RIAA never has had any problem with the existence of mp3s as a format for encoding music, just the fact that people are rather fond of using it to pirate music. They haven't seemed too interested in supporting it though, most likely due to continued reservations about piracy which is a shame. Free, legit sample tracks could do them a great deal of good. Well, assuming that the music is worth listening to in the first place.

    • riaa says:

      I would much rather the listener pays for the whole CD. It's not my problem if they don't like it.