Cyberpunkish film Hackers (*) is released, starring Angelina Jolie, Jonny Lee Miller, and hilarious Matthew Lillard. Trailer
An ethical group of high-school
hackers is implicated in a threat to shipping. Smart, stylish joy-ride never pretends to be anything more than.
cool soundtrack – with music from artists like The Prodigy ( Voodoo People), Carl Cox, Orbital, The Orb, Fluke, Elastica, Massive Attack – inspires 3 CDs.
Dade: Yeah, ma?
Mother: What are you doing?
Dade: I’m taking over a TV network.
Mother: Finish up, honey, and get to sleep.
Voodoo One Love Halcyon Open Up Grand Central
~ Cyberpunk Review
Introduction of the second portable consumer
MP3 audio file player, the 32MB Rio PMP300 . Produced by Diamond Multimedia it sells for $200.
It sells considerably better than the first portable, the 32MB
Eiger Labs MPMan F10. Introduced in May by South Korea‘s Saehan, it sold for $250. (*)
RIAA asks for a sales ban on the Rio, gets one for 10 days in October before a court withdraws it. Diamond wins because the Rio is only a player.
Napster‘s file-sharing service comes along in June 1999, the RIAA really has something to worry about.
Anniversaries from music history, links to quality articles.