The University of Florida and Free Music Downloading Services

Essay by chelle25College, Undergraduate November 2006

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I notice now that the process started when I was child. At first it was my parents waking me up every morning at 6:30 so they could drop me of at daycare and then make it to work on time. Then the process changed to, my parents waking me up in time to catch the bus ride to school. Gradually, it became me waking up to an obnoxious alarm clock and driving to school. By this time, school was a day where at each ring of the bell, I would instinctively pack up my belongings and rush to make it to my next class on time. Or it might be the last bell of the day and I would be getting ready to head over to the pool for swim practice, or getting ready to take orders from customers at a local restaurant. As a growing individual, it is not surprising that I, as well as many other students, added my own, self indulging activities to the "agenda process".

So now, in this new world of technological innovations, I would come home at the end of the day and turn on the computer. It became another ritual. I would check my e-mail, and then download on to the computer, a song that I had been singing all day. Within minutes I could listen to the song, and my mind would be at ease. I assume people around me enjoyed the downloaded music as an escape from my own version. Downloading was simple to do. Just have a file sharing service downloaded on your computer and run a search for the song of choice. There was no second thought to that process. As with my daily activities, there was no second thought to why I was getting up in the morning.