My wife sent me this article this morning from the Washigton Post, Smithsonian Folkways to Open MP3 Music Store. Reminded me that some time ago the Smithsonian was meeting with us as part of the Apple Digital Campus Project — at Duke to be exact when they showed off the Apple/Duke iTMS for the Duke iPod project. Very cool, but sort of struck me that the Smithsoniam people didn’t have anything to say — at least about getting into the downloadable music scene. It leaves me wondering how much of this was built by them and how much is from other sources (and if there are deals behind it all).
Just found it interesting and yet another example of how far we’ve come in the last three to four years. Very cool!