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|reply to Ytsejamer1 |
Re: Whats next?
Forgetting about it entirely would be the best endgame to this whole mess, better than piracy. That's the point at which I've arrived; it's just less of a hassle for me to focus on different pursuits now, like reading. I still watch one or two TV shows via an OTA antenna and that's it.
By and large, TV/movies have reached the point, IMO, where there isn't enough value to justify the amount of crap one has to put up with to stare at it. More than that, the self-important and potentially rights-eroding (see: SOPA) attitude taken by big studios gives me a feeling of downright uncleanliness whenever I watch some product of theirs.
"The counsel of fools is all the more dangerous the more of them there are." -Ólafr Höskuldsson
I feel the same way. In fact, I recently bought a copy of Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy and am re-reading it for the first time since high school. The book cost me $20, and, at the rate I'm going, it'll take me several months to get through it, since I'm just reading a few chapters before bed. It's wonderful! I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed those books and reading in general, and the amount of entertainment I'm getting for the price beats any DVD.
And the LOTR trilogy should arrive today!
And I'm doing something else that I'm sure the studios will really hate: I'm building a collection of books for my daughter, who will be born in May. I don't have any desire to turn her into a hermit who only reads and does nothing else, but I do plan to give her the opportunity to see how wonderful reading books can be.
IMHO, reading stimulates your brain in ways movies and TV don't. Maybe it's because you have to construct the images in your mind, but it makes you think about things in ways that other media don't, and I find that I'm thinking about the book for much longer after I've read it than with a movie or TV show.
Plus, books are usually cheaper, they don't require power, you don't need a special player, and they don't have DRM that gets in the way of using them. What's not to like?
said by ISurfTooMuch:Congrats, my son will be born on May 10th.. give or take a few days I guess
And I'm doing something else that I'm sure the studios will really hate: I'm building a collection of books for my daughter, who will be born in May.
phxmarkWhat Country Are We Living In?
|reply to ISurfTooMuch |
Until the studios pull a "Fahrenheit 451" on us and ban all books.
High speed is dangerous. Too many MP3s, not enough time.
|reply to jvanbrecht |
Congrats to you as well. My daughter is due on May 11. Of course, that's the day I can safely assume nothing will happen.
Princeton Junction, NJ
|reply to ISurfTooMuch |
Actually, e-books do require a special player that eats batteries, and they have DRM.