How many people (excluding the development / IT savvy community) do you know have an mp3 player and know how to rip a CD they own into mp3s? [/quote:62c4ed8844]
that used to be the case but i think with the explosion of ipod being sold in nearly every o2 shop and in the majority of electronic stores, non i.t. folk are getting them, (trendy factor being the be draw). my sister and her husband recently got 1 each, and there as far from it was you can get. pure techno phobes, but times they are a changing:) Similar case with minidisc, they require about as much setting up as mp3 as regards soundstage etc, but no tech people seem to manage just fine.