CHRIS ANDERSON looks at the demise of big-box music stores: Makes sense to me. I still buy CDs -- usually through Amazon, or my local store, The Disc Exchange, which is very good at carrying local bands -- but I haven't darkened the doors of a Sam Goody's, etc., in years. And I buy more and more stuff via iTunes. Ed Driscoll has similar experience.
And, by the way, my last album (Mobius Dick's Embrace the Machine) is now available on iTunes. I don't know whether Got Dick? or Indistinguishable from Magic will be going up later or not. I guess it depends on how Mobius Dick's dozens of fans react!