I'm more concerned with baseball.
Someone needs to start an offseason thread. I need to make some serious moves... gotta consolidate and move picks.
and Andre Miller on the block for picks
The Digital Audio Tape (DAT), introduced shortly after the CD, meets with immediate resistance from composers and music publishers fearful of piracy due to the DAT's superior sound quality and capacity for near-perfect duplication. From the outset, the RIAA argues for a device to be placed within the DAT recorder to prohibit duplication. Even after the device, called a "serial copy management system," is included on every DAT recorder exported to the U.S., publishers and composers argue for royalties on each DAT machine or tape sold in order to compensate for possible home taping. The continuing debate slackens record industry support for the format. As record labels begin to see the DAT as not viable, they choose not to market or produce pre-recorded DATs. In the absence of pre-recorded tape, the consumer will not buy the recorder. Without recorder sales, there's no market for pre-recorded tape. The DAT does not break into the consumer market.