What is the point of this? Why would any company deliberately take their popular products OFF the market? Who was the genius that thought this up? And who is the genius that thinks it's still a good idea? Does anybody really think they won't be available again, probably later this year? Some vault.
So they're going to make sure I can't legally purchase any of these movies? I guess I'll just have to download them.....
Addendum: The point I was trying to make but failed to do strongly is that this strategy will not work in the digital age. They're shooting themselves in the foot if they continue to do it.
I officially have guinea pigs. Our friends down the block asked me to come over and help with their computer last week. They were trying to install Sims expansion packs on their 266-Mhz machine and they didn't have enough hard drive space for even one of them. Their 14-year old daughter owns every expansion pack, but she's never been able to install them.
We talked about their various options, and I ended up doing some research to spec a cheap PC. Then Monday night they called to tell me they'd bought a computer off the floor at Best Buy. Why? Video games. Their daughter wants to play her Sims packs. Not only that, now that they have a machine that flies along, she bought The Sims Online, and they don't even have broadband.
I think that will be next for them. Broadband, a wireless network, and then they'll dump their telephone landlines because they all have cell phones. And the catalyst for all of it will have been video games and a NetGen kid. Expect to read updates periodically.
As you can probably tell, I'm busy with home, holidays, and family, but here are a couple of interesting links from the current Lost Remote.
Sorry I don't have time for more commentary at the moment:
Blogroll (Sites I Read in My Aggregator)
Mobile Blogroll (Sites I Read on My Treo 600)
Spreading the meme:
Why You Should Fall to Your Knees and Worship a Librarian