I have to write a paper on the cultural effects of a specific technology. I've decided to do it on the way recording and distribution technologies have affected our perception of music and fine arts in general. My prof wants some views of those affected by the technology. So if you could give me some feedback on how you feel about these issues I would be grateful. Specifically, if you could give some feedback on such eras as the phonograph, cassette tape, cd, cdrw, portable music player (specifically the iPod ), p2p, and finally the iTMS and other legit online download services. Please don't try to cover them all by yourself, there are enough people, I'll probably be overflowing with info! And finally, I'd like to get an idea of the demographics, so if you don't mind including your age, that would be great! Thanks!