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Slickly Packaged Garbage

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I’ve been as irritated as anything about the RIAA’s tactics and all of the crap that they’re pulling out about filesharing and other such stuff. While reading Scott Andrew this morning, he said something that I’ve felt for quite a long time about the music industry…

Maybe the whole industry could stand a bit of downsizing. Reduce costs, help fight media consolidation, help niche markets thrive, produce good stuff instead of slickly packaged garbage aimed at radio. Then we’ll talk about how filesharing is hurting good people. You can start by getting a refund on that fancy website.

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.