You all know those stories we hear about the E-v-i-l Wal-Mart muscling the poor manufacturers and distributors to lower prices. Well this time Wally World is using its power for the forces of Good!
(waaaay down the article we find this little nugget of good news)
… mass merchant Wal-Mart [is] alerting WMG and Sony BMG that it will pull their music files in the Windows Media Audio format from walmart.com some time between mid-December and mid-January, if the labels haven’t yet provided the music in MP3 format.
Update: Wal-Mart … Wall-Mart … what can I say? I’m not fixing it, go ahead and laugh all you want.
Update: This post was picked up by SlashDot. Quite a discussion went on over there.