Purists hated the idea of slicing precious analog sound waves into bits, on philosophical if not auditory grounds. Owners of cassettes and vinyl were justifiably bummed to have to buy everything all over again.
If car manufacturers really want to have something that resembles an app store, they are going to have to put their heads together and play it smart. As with everything else, there is a right way and wrong way of doing it.
What might seem like a meritocracy of free-flowing information is really just a way for Google and Apple to appropriate truckloads of free information to create proprietary databases of good-enough data. Where does this leave unique, local voices?