Rob Reid is a humor author and the founder of the company that created the music subscription service Rhapsody.

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Rob Reid is an author and a serial entrepreneur. He founded the company that created the Rhapsody music website, and his latest book,Year Zero, was published in July 2013. In it, aliens seek to erase the ruinous fines on their vast collections of pirated American music by destroying the Earth. Parts of it are made up. The audiobook version will be read by John Hodgman.

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The numbers behind the Copyright Math

March 21, 2012

Were you intrigued by “The $8 Billion iPod,” Rob Reid’s short TEDTalk about the new science of Copyright Math (TM)? We were. We needed to know more. More numbers, Rob! we said. And Rob (whose comic novel Year Zero comes out in July) sent us this treatise, a master class in creative mathematics: A few […]

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Quotes from Rob Reid

[The first MP3 player] was a big Christmas hit, because what little hoodlum wouldn't want a million and a half bucks-worth of stolen goods in his pocket?
Rob Reid
TED2012 • 2.3M views Mar 2012
Funny, Informative