Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Feb 2012 00:13 UTC
In the News "Like any space opera, the story of information technology is a very simple one. It is played out in a myriad of different ways by a revolving cast of characters, but it always has its loveable heroes, its predictably nefarious villains, innocent civilians to be saved, and bumbling bureaucrats that aren't inherently evil, but begin every story aiding the forces of darkness out of a misplaced belief they are preserving law and order in their corner of the galaxy." He might use Star Wars as an analogy (I strongly dislike Star Wars - Trekkie here), but it sums up very well how I feel about computing today.
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RE[3]: A little over-dramatic
by siride on Sat 11th Feb 2012 22:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: A little over-dramatic"
siride
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2006-01-02

I'm usually not a "free market will solve everything" kind of person, but in this case, I think it will. If content creators stop creating content, then content will become scarce and thus worth more. People will be willing to pay for it because they won't get it otherwise. We might have a lot less content, but I'm not sure that's a bad thing. Only the people that really care and are really talented will still produce content and people will no longer consume content as if it is a nearly worthless resource.

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RE[4]: A little over-dramatic
by Kivada on Sun 12th Feb 2012 14:36 in reply to "RE[3]: A little over-dramatic"
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2010-07-07

If the all mighty, all powerful and all knowing "content creators" stop making content who will care? Nobody thats who. Why? Their "content" is largely crap anyways that nobody want to pay for.

So let the quit so that people with actual skill and talent can finally get a whack at a market over saturated with big name bullshit and time filler reality shows.

I eagerly await a punk rock or thrash metal revival to give music back it's nuts. I can't wait for idiots like Tyler Perry, George Lucas and Michael Bay to stop making shitty movies.

We need new talent, not old hacks and preteen flavor of the months.

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