They Might Be Giants in Newsweek

Newsweek has a new article called They Might Be Onto Something. The part about this that I found most interesting is Flansburgh where says “I wouldn’t be surprised if paying for recorded music becomes an obsolete idea in general.” This sounds perfectly reasonable to me seeing that it doesn’t cost the musician anything for people to listen to a recording. Actually, by that token, paying for copies of software software could easily become obsolete. In that way, Flansy and I are in the same boat. Of course, this doesn’t even begin to imply that in the future musicians and programmers won’t be able to make a living by doing what they do. It just means we’ll probably get paid for a different part of the process.