Does Somebody From Sony Read This Blog?

Three days ago in this space, I wrote:

C’mon, Sony. The other labels have finally realized that the way to make money in the 21st century is to give people the music they want in a convenient, hassle-free format. How long will it take for you to get with the program?

Somebody must have been listening, because it turns out that the answer is… three days:

Sony BMG, the music company, announced Thursday that it would become the fourth and final major label to begin selling digital music on, offering its entire catalog in the MP3 format by the end of the month.

That was fast!