DVD rant

From: Adam L. Beberg (beberg@mithral.com)
Date: Wed May 02 2001 - 22:39:22 PDT

I got to watch half of 'Chasing Amy' tonight, yet again a DVD thats
scratched in the slightest way and so is missing 5+ minutes of content.

So the offer is this, we'll put 15 minutes of extra stuff on new medium XYZ,
but to do so we have to take AWAY 5 minutes of the stuff you pay THREE times
as much for, and the thing is only fully viewable until you put it onto the
machine a couple times to be scratched. Sounds to me like the recording
industry already found their limited-read format, who needs digital rights
management when you have atomic rights management! Just wait for organic
media, woohoo!

Man, I want to meet the marketing GENIUS that figured this one out, I'll
hire him and we'll bring back the pet rock!

(no, I don't own a single DVD since I've never been able to watch one all
the way through, my CDROM drive just happens to read anything disklike, and
I record on SVHS - no warblies for this audiophile)

- Adam L. "Duncan" Beberg

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