posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 10:52 AM
reply to post by Skyfloating
This is a very interesting post, OP.
Personally, I like the thrill of saving up to buy something, be it a new book or a new CD to add to a collection. I could never imagine reading a
book online/downloading it/whatever it is you do - there is something special about holding an actual book, turning the pages over in your hands, etc.
you can't get that with an 'electronic' book.
And music - where's the fun of reading the sleeve notes, looking at the cover picture, on a downloaded song or album? (Good ol'LPs were best of
course, but CD's still provide a nice booklet).
Same with movies - I'd much rather enjoy the occasional treat of going to a cinema, sitting there with popcorn and enjoying the film on a huge
screen, than just downloading the thing off the internet.
I guess I grew up believing that if you wanted something, you paid for it. All this talk from teenagers of "I can't afford the latest album, so I
want to get it for free" is imo, the wrong attitude. Save up until you can get it, then you'll enjoy it all the more.
It's as if people nowadays think that they have a right to have everything right now, on demand.
And yes, of course if we all got music and films and books for free, how the heck would the artists make a living? If I enjoy a piece of music I am
more than happy to pay for that - after all, it took talent and hard work to create it.