[LINK] Qtrax

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Mon Jun 23 09:10:07 AEST 2008

Apart from all of the DRM discussion (which is bad enough in itself,  
and is ultimately the showstopper here), the mindset of the technology  
delivery services is all wrong.

Firstly, it only works for Windows users. Okay, you'd think - but this  
is internet-based delivery.

Second, a Mozilla browser is needed to access the site. This is  
contrary to the basic fundamentals of the internet also.

Thirdly, a unique piece of software is required to actually *play* the  
music, which is the antithesis of most proven and working delivery  
mechanisms. Say all you like about iPods and iTunes, but the building  
blocks of the music - the files themselves - are readily convertible  
into whatever suits.

Some business model. And they think that they will *compete* with what  
already exists?

A sense of deja vu here: wasn't this tried some years ago, to great  
fanfare, but to little effect?


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