I received a electronic mail from University via "teh interwebs" today asking me to join the Drexel Music Choice Program. I can't imagine any reason why I would want to go through the effort (or why anyone would want).
a) I use iTunes and an iPod so I have no interest in Napster.
b) Even if I did have an interest in Napster I believe in "owning" music, not renting it.
c) Further, I believe in have hard copies of things and not just little bits of ones and zeros (plus CDs sound better an argument I will take to the grave).
Now, with that said I do understand the appeal of buying music off iTunes. Especially for people who like crappy music, where the bands only write one populargood "tolerable" song per album, and the consumer doesn't wish to pay $15 for the rest of the trash.
But, from a cost benefit point of view (this argument is not applicable to the Napster plan). A person would pay a third party (Drexel), $6 per quarter (cuz our school is dumb like that, referring to the quarter system), to receive 7 songs. That is a savings of $0.93 per quarter. Great you are saving money. But is that $0.93 worth the inevitable, problems and you are going to have to deal with when the University screws something up????