Archive for November 2004


The Day The Music Died

Winamp will soon succumb to bit rot. Sad but true, the last of the Winamp developer staff has followed Justin Frankel in leaving Nullsofts offices for greener pastures. This leaves AOL free to do as it must with the Winamp player. I have personal used Winamp for as long as I’ve had MP3′s and a computer to play them. I have also aggressively evangelized the program to others as a good replacement for Windows Media Player and Real Audio. I could never recommend Winamp 3 to anyone but Winamp 5 has gone far beyond those issues. It can play video and is a much nicer user experience that Windows Media Player. I just hope that AOL wont pervert a good thing to the point where I can no longer recommend it or use it myself.