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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RE: Hypocrisy Without End
by pysiak on Tue 28th Feb 2012 16:05 UTC in reply to "Hypocrisy Without End"
pysiak
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What's broken is people's attitudes. Give it to me on my terms or I will acquire it without paying you.

Not entirely. There are very legitimate customer concerns which are:
- content DRM'd too a point where legitimate users receive worse utility than pirates
- I should be able to use what I buy on any device, whithout differences in how it is presented, not bound to a service provider
- I should be able to easily understand rights for what I rent/buy/stream
- I should not be warned everytime about being a thief
- content not available everywhere on release date (important!)
- content of different quality depending on region/device/language
- companies taking interest in whether customers make backups/copies, lend to family or friends
- content has unskippable ads
- content does not expire and is not invalidated when I move regions temporarily or permenantly

What are those concerns? They are reasonable quality requirements for a modern product/service in the zero cost of copying, digital market place.

Yes, someone could use them as excuses for not buying, but they are still good concerns of all the other people. They should be yours as well, I think.

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