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  •  Production companies and Studios are always... (8+ / 0-)

    10 years behind in realizing the benefits of new technology.

    When cassette tapes were invented, music studios wanted them banned because of the "loss of revenue" that would occur from people taping albums and reselling them.

    Instead the cassette tape made music portable increasing sales as people wanted to take their music with them.

    The same with iPods, DVD's, internet streaming, and every other technological improvement.  It has always resulted in an increased audience and sales.

    Companies want to lose billions because of the internet?  Just shut it down.   That will cost them 10's of billions.

    “Tax and Spend” I can understand. I can even understand “Borrow and Spend”. But “Borrow and Give Tax Cuts to Billionaires”? That I have a problem with.

    by LiberalCanuck on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 07:14:46 AM PST

    •  When cassettes first came out (2+ / 0-)
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      Brown Thrasher, koosah

      KINK radio in Portland used to play new albums straight thru without interruption so they could be taped.  Of course, that was back in the day, before KINK got bought out.

      •  KZEL did the same thing (0+ / 0-)

        down in this end of the Willamette Valley.  They had a show called "Album Sides" on Sunday evenings.  They would announce the stats and everything for people taping the show.  

        Remember how the recording industry practically got rabies over that?  

        Quaint.  Fighting a technology that was already being made obsolete!    

        Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. MLK Jr.

        by koosah on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 10:01:32 AM PST

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