Thursday, December 22, 2005

Hoarders! Pirates! Arrrrrr!

The recording industry is looking to steal another good English word for its Newspeak collection. Those of us with digital music collections are now apparently "hoarders".

PR flunkies NPD are being paid by the recording cartel to deliver this message via a "study". In one of the best demonstrations yet of that old statistical chestnut, that correlation does not equal causation, NPD claims that "More than two out of three U.S. households with Internet access had a least one digital music file on their computer while more than half had at least 50 songs". Quick! Disconnect the Internet!

(Thanks, Alex)

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