The argument (statement, Techmeme): SanDisk, which is trying to fend off Samsung, will offer a new category of music. Instead of buying CDs, downloading songs and subscribing to services you'll buy these little memory cards. The cards will be preloaded with DRM-free music from labels like EMI, Sony BMG, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. And Best Buy and Wal-Mart will sell these things.
Now here's the problem: Folks don't buy albums. They buy singles a la cart and the future is downloading not buying some format. But even if you get over that issue there are other complications.
For starters, it's a pain to plug these little albums into devices. Yes, it's portable, but isn't it easier just to have these things as files on a hard drive. How many slotMusic albums can I lose.
Vinyl albums are beginning to sell because it's more of collector's item. No one is going to carry around a microSD card and show it off to friends.
Pricing is yet to be determined.