Dana Franklin from TUAW with a story on Jon Bon Jovi and his feeling that “Steve Jobs” killed the music industry:
The massive success of iTunes, says Bon Jovi, has caused the “magical” experience of buying records in a store to disappear. “Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding the jacket, closing their eyes and getting lost in an album; and the beauty of taking your allowance money and making a decision based on the jacket, not knowing what the record sounded like, and looking at a couple of still pictures and imagining it.”
Bon Jovi comes off as either a bitter old man or a bitter musician who somehow feels cheated. I grew up right around the end of this era and I definitely had those experiences Bon Jovi mentioned. And guess what? I like the new way better.
I love being able to hear the music before I buy it or to pick what songs off of albums I want. And who cares about album art? You write songs!