Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

04 Dec 2001, 8:44 a.m.

When I see the headline "Rent Music Over Net,"…

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When I see the headline "Rent Music Over Net," I think of my freshman year of college, when my roommate Michal played the Rent soundtrack over and over and over.

Streaming audio is exactly the sort of thing that Rent would make fun of if Rent had been written five or ten years later.