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Subject: Re: Attn: Audioscrobbler Users (Jerry Van Baren)

Re: Attn: Audioscrobbler Users (Jerry Van Baren)

From: Peter van Hardenberg <pvh_at_uvic.ca>
Date: 2005-03-09

> > >
> > > I'm sitting here scratching my head trying to figure out why I'd want
> > > a computer history of what I've listened to. I KNOW what I've
> > > listened to. Seriously, why would I want that?
> > >
> > > rocker comments:
> > >
> > > Agreed! Sounds to me like the next step is some good spam offering you a
> > > great deal on your favourite music is the logical next step. I really don't
> > > get it either?
> > >
> > > Cheers...rocker
> >
> > Ahhh, to be young again and innocent to the "pleasures" of alcohol...
> >
> > gvb ;-)
> >
>

Friendly flaming aside, this solves a real problem I had. Since Rockbox
replaced my radio, I haven't really been hearing much new music. Now
extrapolate that a little farther -- all my friends have pretty much
given up on radio too. So how do I discover new music? Some trickle-down
occurs, but I found my collection was getting quite "stale".

Now, I don't really need to know my own listening habits (though I've
been surprised occasionally to see how things break down) but if nobody
submitted their listening patterns, there wouldn't be any data.
Submitting my data is just being a good citizen of the community.

Also, for stats nerds, it's really fun to track bands rising and
falling. Even if you think the whole thing is a waste of time (I guess
you could say that about music in general) it is fun to see who is hip
and who isn't.

Anyway, I'll stop posting to this thread now before it gets too boring.

Thanks for making a Rockbox group!

-pvh

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