Shawn Fanning — American Businessman born on November 22, 1980,

Shawn Fanning is an American computer programmer, serial entrepreneur, and angel investor. He developed Napster, one of the first popular peer-to-peer file sharing platforms, in 1998. The popularity of Napster was widespread and Fanning was featured on the cover of Time magazine... (wikipedia)

It was very early, and we were still like beta or alpha stage, and so we started receiving a ton of download. The server became overloaded, and that's when I realized that this had a huge market.
If you think about computer programming, it's as antisocial as it gets.
Independent artists and labels have always been the trend setters in music and the music business.
Unfortunately, the client that exists today is still pretty much the prototype design.
There really was nothing like it at the time. We had good ideas for implementation, so we proceeded. I think it was an excellent solution to the reliability issues with existing search engines.