- Oct 6, 2011
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Napster is coming back! Before you get too excited this is not the Napster you remember from High School. I had "broadband" back in the day. My 1.5m DSL connection meant that I could download an entire song in about 10minutes. (often slower if the uploader was on a 56k connection!) I was the first of my friends to discover Napster, and was the first of my friends to acquire a CD burner. As you can imagine I was a pretty popular guy!
Pretty soon the guys from Metallica got upset with our habits of "sharing" our favorite songs with one another. All the stories of little old ladies being sent to prison with long sentences and having to forfeit their retirement accounts to Lars Ulrich thanks to the downloading habits of their grand kids ensured that little Tommy was scared to death of Napster. Before long Napster started to convert to a pay service and eventually sold out to Rhapsody.
Rhapsody is getting ready to bring back our beloved brand. Apparently they will begin to rebrand back to Napster very soon. They have found out that the Napster brand is far more recognizable than Rhapsody. The change has already taken place in Canada. The service will remain the same all that changes is the name.
Does the name change bring back any late 90's memories for you guys?