Beancounters VS Strategy, Pt 666
WOW. the MP3.com archive has apparently been destroyed, even though archive.org repeatedly offered to host it (among others).
Way to go, Vivendi, CNet, and MP3 - you've squandered a huge tactical opportunity, destroyed a (cheap) strategic asset, and instantly lost massive cred with your target market - even before the new MP3.com is launched. Now that
This is a sad day for the Net. It shows the growing divide between what people want, and what firms give them. This is what strategy decay is about: the misalignment of strategy with discontinuities in consumer needs. And that's what being evil is really about: using tactics like this to prop up decayed strategies. Most likely this decision was made by a beancounter, who saw the archive as potential 'competition'.