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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I wish
by tuma324 on Sat 25th Feb 2012 15:09 UTC
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I wish there was a way to compensate artists directly, without having to give our money to those corporate bastards that exploit people for money.

I don't buy CD/DVDs anymore for that reason, I refuse to support those corporate bastards, we need to stop supporting middlemen companies because they use our money to attack our freedom, see RIAA, DRM, SOPA, etc.

We need to support artists and only the artists, the same way we need to support FOSS developers, and the same way we need to fight for our rights. e.g. demanding companies to refund Windows with computers when we don't need them, etc.

f--k the greedy corporate idiots. f--k RIAA, DRM, SOPA/ACTA and all the other shit that tries to enslave us.

BTW, I'm a proud user of Linux and BitTorrent, I download all my movies from

Edited 2012-02-25 15:19 UTC

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RE: I wish
by westlake on Sun 26th Feb 2012 00:38 in reply to "I wish"
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BTW, I'm a proud user of Linux and BitTorrent, I download all my movies from

The paying customer gets a voice in future productions.

Stories. Talent. Budgets. That is why Brad Bird moves to Pixar and Chris Sanders to Dreamworks.

Why your kids get Nemo and Scrat and Toothless.

Why the HBO gets the Game of Thrones.

The paying customer gets a voice in digital restoration and release in new media. The Blu-Ray HD video. The Amazon Instant stream.

500 Disney titles at last count.

The P2P geek gets only what others have proven they are wiling to pay for.

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