This debate could go on forever just like the great vinyl vs. cd bout (oh, by the way Vinyl is still here and cd sales are steadily declining). Im not here to try to change peoples perception but simply voicing my opinion and logic on the debate. We're living in the microwave age....example: Everyone wants everything right now, weather its downloading the newest movie trailer, song, or video people have become impatient. Now, I love technology like the next man..hey, I've had Directv since 1994 when you had to buy your equipment (I opted for the Sony receiver package)and when you had to pay your monthly bill to two different companies for your channels, Directv and USSB. I've had every gadget that was dope and ahead of its time, I've had a vcr since VHS movies cost $100 at the store to purchase and a cell phone since 1990. So I feel very qualified to talk about this topic! Anyway, the whole concept of simply downloading your movies or music and not actually buying physical product confuses me. What happens when your harddrives crash? Yeah I know your saying right now, I'll back them up...be real, how many people actually back their shit up? I dont even do it like Im supposed to. I totally agree with the convience of downloading your product and for those people that aren't tech savy, too old and want to feel cool by having an ipod and downloading their music its ok, enjoy what this generation has to offer. I also agree with those people that are on the go on business and want to download their movies and music for the plane rides etc. But for all your young lazy kids get up and get some exercise! Now if your saying to yourself there's only one good song on so and so's album so why should I spend $15 for a cd? I agree with you %100, screw those ringtone rappers that cant put together a decent album, but in the same sentence screw Hollywood for putting out a limited amount of quality films and the rest a bunch of bullsh*t remakes. But for those things that you like and truely appreciate why not go out and buy the physical product? The only way you'll lose it is if someone steals it or it burns in a fire!
Get off the consumer treadmill and stop believing the hype!