It is only slightly a fertilizer after it goes bang. There is usualy some nitrogen compounds left about.
I mistook the notation of TNT for Ammonium Nitrate. Ammonium Nitrate is both a fertilizer and explosive. A lot of explosives have an NO component and I did not give proper consideration to the left hand part.
So not only fraking them selves up, but assisting MSFT hegemony: "The antipiracy technology, which works only on Windows computers, prevents customers from making more than a few copies of the CD and prevents them from loading the CD's songs onto Apple Computer's popular iPod portable music players. Some other music players, which recognize Microsoft's proprietary music format, would work."
If the Sony board want to remain as a viable company, the first thing they should do is sack everyone connected with this fiasco.
Not from abandonments and boycots, but actually handing marketshare to the company *will* destroy any real competitor, Sony is near the top of that list.
<<They are freaking out because their entire business model is oing down the tube. And none of them can figure out what to do in the long run. So the all foolishly focus on the very very short term and are screwing things up even more.
There used to be a bunch of labels, big and small, with a bunch of radio station, all seperatly owned and operated, all sounding different, all acting a bit different. All these people created a dinamic environment where problems could be address in all kinds of different ways (much like OSS I think), eventually one would stand out, others would follow and the Industry "Lived" and progressed.
Now, there are 3 major labels left and about 5 companies owning 90% of all american radio markets. There are not enough people in there to create the same kind of dynamic so they just can't figure out what to do.
my guess is...they killed their own market by wanting to turn art into a profit machine.
Kind of makes me think of the film "Airheads"....
Complete with cameo appearance by Lemmy ;-)
> ... until the attention dies away.
At which point we'll see some nasty DMCA II legislation introduced in Congress. The music industry wants DRM everywhere, or else, and I doubt they're inclined to be even a the tiniest bit flexible about that. Instead I think we'll see big criminal penalties for merely disclosing technical details about any DRM scheme. Instead of changing their evil ways, they'll just go after anybody who rats them out, and have 'em locked up.
Congress is bought and paid for, so the RIAA and friends probably won't have any trouble getting this passed. Such a law would probably be struck down as unconstitutional eventually, but that would take years, and the music folks could rake in millions in the meantime. Which is what this whole thing is all about, after all.