The decline of the RIAA's industry has been inversely proportional to the amount of money I've been spending on music at beatport/juno/trackitdown (all dance music emporiums)
if the RIAA would just follow their lead and...OFFER A DECENT SERVICE THEN WE WILL PAY FOR IT
His physical copies which he loves so dearly over a 50 year period are likely to decay and generally have a much higher potential for damage with each use...pages accidentally becoming ripped for example. Even the most careful of readers might have a moment of madness and drop a glass of water on their book or whatever.
E-books however could be backed up numerous times if you wanted such that if one copy is destroyed...just go get the other one.
And if he loves having physical articles to grab from bookshelves so much then he can even back up books on multiple hard drives or kindles and stack those on the shelves... just for the "thrill" of having something physical in your hands.
Logic deficit seems to be a real problem in our times.
So I downloaded and installed it but then have to sign up to the stupid mobage social network thing which apparently I can't because supposedly my email address is already taken despite the fact i've never signed up to it before
I've been thinking along similar lines recently. The quality of the content which has been coming out of late has been so poor, yet they feel as if they're automatically entitled to a huge profit if they spent 10s of millions of dollars on a movie.
Just because you create and release something does not mean that anyone will want or HAVE to buy it. Something is only worth what people think it is worth. So if they think it is worthless they will not pay for it.