Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Feb 2012 21:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV An interesting anecdote at MinimalMac about television being broken. The author's young daughter, who is growing up in a Netflix/Hulu/iTunes/etc. household, was confronted with actual TV for the first time, and wonders why she can't pick what to watch, why the shows are being interrupted all the time, and so on. Clearly - TV is broken.
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Hypocrisy Without End
by ViktorRabe on Mon 27th Feb 2012 19:36 UTC
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Wow, I didn't know that all these series you "pirate" are unavailable.

- "Babylon 5", 1994 - 1998. Can be bought for 60 Euros. All 5 seasons of it. That makes -- wait for it -- about 0.55 Euro per episode. Frack me.
- "Deep Space 9", 1993 - 1999. Can be bought for 135 Euros. That makes about 0.75 Euros per episode.
- "Firefly", 2002. The whole 15 episodes sell for 20 Euros on Blu-ray.

It goes on and on. Perhaps you would be much more believable if so many of your shows weren't so old that you can get them for cheap.

You don't have a credit card? Then get one. This has to be the most ridiculous excuse I've ever heard.

What's broken is people's attitudes. Give it to me on my terms or I will acquire it without paying you. How about passing on watching these shows if you don't want to pay what's asked of you? Is there someone standing next to you with a gun, forcing you to download and watch these shows?

Edited 2012-02-27 19:37 UTC

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