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October 20, 2008

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Neil Bartlett

Sigh, it's not free in the UK apparently. As soon as you admit you're in the UK you get redirected to a UK version of the site which asks for £7.99/month membership...

I wonder how easy it will be to spoof it that I'm somewhere else....

Seth Godin

It's on itunes for a buck...

Thanks for the post Garr!

Andee Sellman, One Sherpa

Thanks for the tip Garr,
Always good to get information on Itunes so it can go stright into the Ipod for listening in the car etcetc

Dave Botoh

Garr,

Can I ask what the heck Seth was thinking by using audible.com? I mean - it's great that he's giving away the audiobook for free.. that's awesome. But what I'm wondering about is:

1) Why does this site require me to enter my email address twice - but my password only once? (when i can just fake this information anyway and go past the screen)
2) Then, instead of using my email address as my "username", I'm required to come up with something additional - that no one else is using yet.

Luckily, this can all be faked, and you're moved past the screen...

3) Right into a place where I need to download SOFTWARE in order to get access to the audio!

The goal here is to get this audiobook out to as many people as possible, to spread word about the book, and Seth in general, correct?

I can understand that Seth might like to build up his audience and collect the email addresses of the people who download the audiobook. And frankly, I'd give this info to Seth in exchange for his potentially awesome content. I don't give a hoot about audible.com, and I don't care to share this info with them.

What I can't understand is why Mr. Godin would put up all these barriers for people who just want to hear him, learn from him, and by downloading, support his career and spread information about him to all their colleagues.

So, I downloaded the software, for use on my iPod.. but you know, it'll probably ask me for that username that I can't spastically type again correctly, and the password that I don't remember, BEFORE it lets me download Seth.

I can't be bothered to install it to find out. Maybe I'll go read some Tim Ferriss.

Sadly,

Dave

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