- Joaquim Rocha
- Principal Software Engineering Manager at Microsoft
A while ago Last.fm announced that the poor humans living outside cool countries like the USA, the UK and Germany would need to pay a 3 EUR monthly subscription. They are so kind and understanding that even provide us, poor bastards living in the wrong countries, with 30 free songs!
I *was* a big fan of Last.fm since I joined it in 2007. Now, I’d like to say goodbye to it for as long as they don’t go back on this decision (actually, since their announcement I never turned on my Last.fm clients).
I decided to do this not because I’m a cheap bastard or would starve if I spent the damned 3 EUR on the service but rather because I feel they’re decision goes against the community that helped/did build their service and also because I know that 3 EUR for me might be nothing but for a guy in another country might be a significant amount of money.
Good bye Last.fm, good times we spent together.