"Despite the music industry's heroic efforts to produce, promote and
distribute the finest fruits of American artistic genius, sales of CDs fell
seven percent in the first half of 2002, after falling 5.3 per cent overall in
2001, the Recording Industry Ass. of America reports.
Because of the exceptional brilliance and innovation evident in today's
pop offerings, discussions of dwindling consumer interest in vapid,
predictable cliche products would clearly be out of place. No, the industry
is doing everything right, so the only possible explanation for a loss of
revenue has got to be the pestilence of Internet piracy." More of this delightful smart-ass stuff at The Register.