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2. Re: etc., etc. Feb 19, 2013, 23:17 PropheT
 
netnerd85 wrote on Feb 19, 2013, 23:02:
He also disses video games. Hard.
Really? I fail to see it. He's just dribbling shit about the good old days.

Yeah, pretty much.

Years ago someone told me that 1,200 high school kids were given a survey. A question was posed to them: Have you ever been to a stand-alone record shop? The number of kids that answered "yes" was... zero.

Zero? How could that be possible? Then I got realistic and thought to myself, "Can you blame them?" How can record shops (or any shop for that matter) compete with Netflix, TiVo, video games that take months to complete, cable, texting, the Internet, etc. etc?

Well, that might be because they don't exist anymore more in a lot of places. There's 0 in my area; every single music shop is gone, the last one that I was aware of disappearing more than 5 years ago. The only places to buy music around here are department stores and Best Buy's dwindling collection.

That was the lead in to his mouse clicks have no soul thing, anyway, along with a blurb against e-books for taking human interaction out of buying reading material. It's not that he's wrong; I hate my cell phone because of the removal of interaction that it has bred, for instance, but it's idealistic in a way that ignores the reality that what he's talking about may as well be drive-in move theaters and American Bandstand.
 
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