Continuing with the "______" says theme ... today's post is about Bill Palmer. Famous for the LoadPod website. A site that, for a fee, will rip your CDs for you - to an iPod.
Today LoadPod (Bill Palmer) made an announcement that LoadPod turned 1 year old! Break out the champagne! Actually, I wouldn't even toast to that with a glass of water!
You know, sometimes, inconvieniant things are just a fact of life ... I see no way that LoadPod could be making the guy wealthy or even making him break even. It also lends itself closely to fraud and theft.
Think about it ... Bill has affiliates all over the country that he has never met and just hires if you email him for the job. These affiliates could very easily just rip some of your music to their iTunes Music library too - therefore stealing your music and stealing from the artists as well. This is different from file sharing because Bill's service actually charges you for the song and "freeloading" priveledge.
Also, these affiliates are in no way certified or bonded - I would have a hard time letting a stranger have my iPod and $500+ worth of CDs.
See this previous BLOG entry about Bill Palmer titled: BillWhispers
The fact that he's also based out of Florida (the scam and spam capital of the world) is interesting to me.