My college provides 10-megabit internet access to the room of every student who wants it and is willing to shell out the princely sum of £20 a term for it.
In addition to this, a lot of the students in my college have discovered the joys of iTunes. iTunes happens to allow you to share your music over your local network for others to stream. As you can see, this has very pleasant results.
Yup – that’s 34 iTunes shares, most of which are sharing somewhere in the region of 6 gigabytes. This adds up to what is technically termed a shitload of music.
The only downside of this is that Linux as yet appears to lack a decent DAAP client, so Windows is currently by far the superior music platform for me at the moment. This doesn’t help when I’m writing my dissertation in LaTeX, which is severely lacking in Windows support. Music or dissertation? Those of you who know me will know that I am likely to choose music most of the time. This is not a Good Thing™.