Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Mar 2012 22:29 UTC
Games The rumour mill for the next generation of video game consoles has been churning out some juicy stuff these past few months. While Nintendo has laid most of its cards out on the table, Microsoft and Sony have remained tight-lipped, probably because their consoles are still seeing increased sales. So, we have to rely on rumours, and those rumours have one thing in common: Microsoft and Sony want to eliminate the used games market.
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RE[2]: Books
by sagum on Thu 29th Mar 2012 10:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Books"
sagum
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2006-01-23

Real book lovers know that paper books will never go away. We've already read enough paper books to know that without them, when skynet takes over we'll not have access to computers initally and we'll have lost the way to lookup information and won't be able to shut it down.

Seriously though, there is something special about the musty smell, the texture of a book, its pages, the weight and size of each one as you flick the pages taking in the story or information that they contain.

the most you get from a ebook is the sore eyes and recharging.

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RE[3]: Books
by Soulbender on Thu 29th Mar 2012 10:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Books"
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2005-08-18

Real book lovers know that paper books will never go away.


Like 8-track tape and vinyl records....

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RE[3]: Books
by bassbeast on Thu 29th Mar 2012 18:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Books"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Did you not read my post? It is ALREADY going the way of the 8 track. There are a ton of books right this very minute on Amazon that you CAN NOT BUY except for Kindle. Now what do you think will happen if they score the next Twilight or Harry potter? it'll be no different than every other time that a more inconvenient format was "better' be it laserdisc, vinyl, DAT, etc. What you will see is the masses trample over themselves to pick up $79 kindles so they can stand around the watercooler discussing the latest "Hip" book and guys like you will be left behind.

Wish it weren't so but look at how many wallet raping DRM choked games get bought every day because its the "hip" game to play. The masses don't know, don't care, as long as they can be part of the herd and be in the loop. sadly we've seen it time and time again where the users happily give away their freedoms for more convenience.

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RE[4]: Books
by Thomas2005 on Thu 29th Mar 2012 18:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Books"
Thomas2005 Member since:
2005-11-07

Did you not read my post? It is ALREADY going the way of the 8 track. There are a ton of books right this very minute on Amazon that you CANNOT BUY except for Kindle. Now what do you think will happen if they score the next Twilight or Harry potter? it'll be no different than every other time that a more inconvenient format was "better' be it laserdisc, vinyl, DAT, etc. What you will see is the masses trample over themselves to pick up $79 kindles so they can stand around the watercooler discussing the latest "Hip" book and guys like you will be left behind.

Wish it weren't so but look at how many wallet raping DRM choked games get bought every day because its the "hip" game to play. The masses don't know, don't care, as long as they can be part of the herd and be in the loop. sadly we've seen it time and time again where the users happily give away their freedoms for more convenience.

What you say is true, but J.K. Rowling has put a potential crimp in that plan by releasing the Harry Potter e-books without encryption(i.e. DRM) to prevent being bound to one device.

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