This story always intersted me for a number of reasons. One being that Shawn Fanning had a number of local ties to me with him growing up on the Cape and going to school at Northeastern. A second being that my key formative years were the 1990's which is when Napster was created and was really the forebearer of the social networks and media distribution methods we see today. Lastly, I just thought it was damn cool. A couple teenage kids more or less creating a method by which the entire entrentched music industry would need to re-write its rules. Napster's impact on the music industry is still being felt today--for good and bad and not only in the music arena but in every content medium you can name.
This should make for an interesting disection of an industry and draw a number of parallels to emerging technology firms you can find out there today.
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