First,let me clarify that PMP stands for Portable Music Players and not what I usually mean as project management professional.
Yesterday, I read a very interesting article about the battles among the big companies like Apple,Sony,Samsung and Creative Technology in MP3 music players industry.In 2004,40.3m MP3 players were produced and this year it may reach 74.4m. That is BIG business when I translate that into dollar value.
Looking back to when I started listening to music from our house radio in late 60's, so much has changed in the the way music are produced, distributed and enjoyed. I remember we congregated to one corner and listened to Lagu Permintaan and Drama Radio. By the way,for the information to younger people,TV came to Malaysia only in 1963 and my first time watching TV was in Tanjong Malim in 1965 when I went to SDAR-a full boarding school.At that time,none of my kampung mates have watch TV.
With TV in almost every house now,I notice that we seldom listen to the radio unless we are on the road.And now, with the affordable MP3 players, the way and the style of listening to radio and music has changed tremendously.Some smart phones also act as radios! By the way,I seldom see my children listen to radio anymore. Not only my kids have changed but I also have my own MP3 player-which I called Adipod;-)
May I have your views on how technology has changed the way we listen to the radio and to the music. Thanks.