We had a fun discussion at work today. I saw a colleague of mine browse trough his I-Tunes and asked him about his music preference and favorite bands and such, and so we started talking about music. And somehow that such a conversation always turns to illegitimately acquiring music, or in other words Downloading.
And as we sat there talking we started making a simple calculation on how much a person would have to spend to legitimately fill his MP3 player of 40Gb. We did like this: An average song is about 3-4 Mb in size, so that would be around 250-300 songs per Gb right? Well say that you have the biggest MP3 player available that would mean that to fill your MP3 player you would need about 10.000 – 12.000 songs. Well take it that an average CD has 10/12 songs you would only need about a 1000 CD’s. Well and how much does a CD cost these days? Something between the 10€ and 25€ I believe, well that would mean that to fill an entire MP3 player your merely need about to spend something between he 10.000€ and 25.000€…
After we had a good laugh we went back to work thinking about no one in his right mind could believe that most people fill their MP3 player in conform with the law
Over and Out!