Earlier this week I posted about how many people use file sharing because the experience is so much better than the experience provided by people selling goods that can be downloaded. To further bolster my case, I offer this anecdotal evidence:
What was astounding: a full 80 percent of those we talked to (in all, about 30 people) said that despite grabbing Leopard off BitTorrent, they a) had already ordered a copy that wasn’t in yet, or b) were planning on buying one regardless. In other words, BitTorrent activity was high, but as we have seen so often, it’s not indicative of how many people are taking Leopard without paying for it.
As one user said, “BitTorrent delivers faster than FedEx, dude.”