The fact is, commercial publications make zip from print copies. Their main income, and all profits, are from advertising. The more eyeballs they have, the more they can make. Of all people, Rupert Murdock should be aware of this, yet his overweaning sense of entitlement has made him forget that maxim in the publishing business - no one pays for what no one reads!
Given that the WSJ is now owned by none other than Rupert Murdoch, why should we be surprised by this? If there is any "journalist" that takes quotes out of context, all of RM's media outlets use that as a watchword... What a maroon!
Here's hoping they reconsider. I have been using Google Reader for some years for reading the news sites I am interested in (including TechDirt and others), and it would be a REAL PITA if they drop it! It works, works well, and is convenient!
One can only hope that the judge issues bench warrants for the arrest of these asshats and throws their sorry butts into a deep, dark hole! This isn't just (IMO) a matter of contempt of court - it is more a matter of felony obstruction of justice!
Any software, game or otherwise, that requires an "always on" internet connection, should be shunned - run as fast as you can away from it! I don't care if it is the bee's knees, and nothing else will work for what you need. If you cannot run it off-line (gee, I am going to be in the back of the beyond for the next 6 months studying the mating habits of the Well-Heeled Bozo and will want to decompress in the evening after a tiring day of documenting their behavior) then why in the heck would you want to buy it in the first place!
In for a penny, in for a pounding headache! I'm just waiting for Gibbs to be cited for contempt or obstruction. Maybe some time in "stir" will wake the bonehead up a bit, that he is in WAAAAY over his head!
Why do we keep voting these dipwads into office? Do they have our best interests at heart? Not bloody likely! They are in the pay of big media and other special interests. It is time we voted for some folks who would take OUR interests to heart...
EA/Maxis have to be taught a hard lesson - we are BUYING your stuff, NOT RENTING IT! If a single-player game cannot be run offline, then it should not be rented. Don't give those asshats a single penny - their execs will soon be booted out of their offices by their shareholders, and (hopefully) more intelligent and aware people will replace them. Yeah, that and $5USD will get you a nice latte at Starbucks!
Given the complete lunacy that seems to be sweeping the world about this sort of cruft, and combined with the total idiocy of our "elected" officials, I can only surmise that there is a global pandemic of some sort of madness-inducing brain disease that has infected the majority of the Earth's population! Time for the CDC to do some serious investigating...