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Ser Scot A Ellison

Why Paper Books, DVDs, and CDs are superior to remotely hosted “digital media”

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2 hours ago, larrytheimp said:

Also, it's tough to roll a joint on a digital copy unless you have a tablet.  On the other hand I've rolled thousands of joints on book covers, album covers, even CD covers, and I used to store them in an empty cassette case in my pocket to prevent squishage.  

So at least there's that.

Not so easy to do on a *.pdf or a *.mp3 (ok mp3s are FINE!)

Paper books make better fly swatters than tablets. One more reason to keep paper stuff around.

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Honestly, this isn't really a surprise.  You bought a prepaid, non-exclusive, revocable, non-transferable (likely) sub-license to intellectual property.  You just bought a different thing than when you bought a DVD, but you didn't think too hard about it.

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Not unexpected behaviour by Apple, but I have been lucky so far. I have bought content (games, ebooks) from distributors that have lost the right to sale. But I think I still have access to all of those.

But there are reasons I want to be able to actually download books and music I buy. Partly because stores have disappeared on me in the past, but mostly because it is too much of a hassle to keep track of what I bought where.

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Apple has always reminded me of a big, fat dragon sitting atop his hoard of gold - somewhat cool, but don't trust it.  It'll turn around and burn your ass every time. 

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