You’re Not Buying Gadgets Any More, You are Subscribing To Them

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray issues)' started by Charlie, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Click the link for the full story.

    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/...gets-any-more-you-are-subscribing-to-them/?hp
     
  2. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Here's another quote I thought was arrogant.

     
  3. captain_video

    captain_video Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure why you think the statement about being an early adopter is arrogant. It's the absolute truth, especially when it comes to consumer electronics. I've never been an early adopter of any new technology for that very reason. The first adopters pay a premium price for technology that will soon be outdated and superseded with another generation of products that are better and less expensive. Some people are more than willing to pay big bucks just to be the first ones on the block with the latest toys.

    Just look at all the numbskulls that paid thousands of dollars to get a PS3 when they were first released. I was ROTFLMAO when the stores were quickly restocked within weeks after the initial release and selling them at the original retail price after some geniuses paid upwards of $3,000 or more to get their coveted PS3 when everyone else only had to wait a few more weeks.

    Not including Ethernet jacks on Blu-Ray players was an act of stupidity on the part of the designers, IMHO (although the bottom line probably had more to do with it).