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Shawn Fanning Quotes

Shawn Fanning Quotes & Quotations
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  • 1
    Bertelsmann understood our vision when they first invested in us... They still believe in that vision. Shawn-FanningShawn Fanning
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    He said this has the potential to be the first broadband killer application, and it has sort of become the truth because obviously it's so bandwidth intensive. I mean, it has been an issue. Shawn-FanningShawn Fanning
  • 3
    I had to actually purchase a book to learn the API and write the client. It was pretty frustrating trying to learn the API and develop a product quickly. Shawn-FanningShawn Fanning
  • 4
    I think in terms of the work we're doing now a lot of the UI cleanup... I see it getting much prettier. Shawn-FanningShawn Fanning
  • 5
    I think the most difficult thing had been scaling the infrastructure. Trying to support the response we had received from our users and the number of people that were interested in using the software. Shawn-FanningShawn Fanning
  • 6
    I understood an idea like this could become popular, but at the same time I didn't think it was my implementation that would be so widely used. Shawn-FanningShawn Fanning
  • 7
    I was at Northeastern University playing with the idea and getting feedback from my roommates, and then started drafting a really basic design idea. Shawn-FanningShawn Fanning
  • 8
    I wasn't really sure that my implementation of it would be what really took off, but fortunately I was able to get a prototype done. Shawn-FanningShawn Fanning
  • 9
    If you think about computer programming, it's as antisocial as it gets. Shawn-FanningShawn Fanning
  • 10
    Independent artists and labels have always been the trend setters in music and the music business. Shawn-FanningShawn Fanning
  • 11
    It was very early, and we were still like beta or alpha stage, and so we started receiving a ton of download. The server became overloaded, and that's when I realized that this had a huge market. Shawn-FanningShawn Fanning
  • 12
    It's been all over the press, and schools are deciding to shut it down. We released a public announcement saying that we had some potential solutions that we were working with, and once we had something concrete we would start implementing it and approach schools. Shawn-FanningShawn Fanning
  • 13
    Napster works because people who love music share and participate. Shawn-FanningShawn Fanning
  • 14
    Nobody has ever built a reliable peer-to-peer service, where people can really access all the music they want in one location,... Once I got it into my head, I couldn't imagine the media space without one. Shawn-FanningShawn Fanning
  • 15
    That's why I ended up leaving school - because it required so much time, and it was such an excellent idea. I figured I would regret not going full force with this idea. It seemed we could make something of it. Shawn-FanningShawn Fanning
  • 16
    There really was nothing like it at the time. We had good ideas for implementation, so we proceeded. I think it was an excellent solution to the reliability issues with existing search engines. Shawn-FanningShawn Fanning
  • 17
    Unfortunately, the client that exists today is still pretty much the prototype design. Shawn-FanningShawn Fanning
  • 18
    Well, user feedback was excellent. Even when the software didn't work at all, there were few people who were avid users, and there were people who were just sending excellent feedback and excellent ideas. Shawn-FanningShawn Fanning