Wired 12.10: The Long Tail
The key to this idea is the recommendation software. I don't have time to find that cool, non-mainstream stuff. The problem with Amazon, iTunes and the like is that I'd need to buy a *lot* of stuff before the recommendations start becoming useful. We need a Web site that just lets you input the songs, bands, books, authors, etc. that you already like and then generate suggestions based on input from other people with similar likes/dislikes.