Hollywood used to make lots and lots of small movies every year - now they think they need to rely on huge blockbusters. I would take 30 small movies from a studio that are well written and entertaining (and profitable for the studio), than 2 or 3 huge movies that, more often than not, suck. I'm at a point where I see most of those shitty blockbusters at the dollar theater or wait until they hit Red Box or Netflix. The studio doesn't really get much my money. Aside from The Avengers, I have not been too impressed with hollywood this year. I'm just really bored by their offerings. I would go to the movies twice a week if they actually produced something worth watching.
What if I have my music stored on music.google.com. Apple's iCloud, Amazon Cloud, Box.net, Evernote, etc.? I may give false / different info to each service (i.e. date of birth) when I setup my accounts. This might lead the RIAA to beleive I'm distributing it to different people. It might be weird to store my music on several accounts, but not illegal. That's my 2-cents.
Speed cameras are usually not obvious to people tooling along a road, minding their own business. If speed cameras were designed to get people to slow down, then they would erect signs in advance that say 'Warning - obey the speed limit - speed cameras in effect ahead'...Maybe add a flashing yellow light. They don't do this because they want you to get caught.... because they want the revenue.
Really? Twitter gives away free lemonade, so does Google.Lots of companies do - Canonical gives away it's operating system Ubuntu - hell Linus Torvald gives away the kernel to Linux, which is running a significant portion of the internet and all android phones. How are they doing? I get my free products all over the place - email, operating systems, communication tools. Maybe they have a lemon tree in the back yard. Maybe they're selling advertising. Remember when there was an effort by some companies to have free cabs in NYC and just use an advertising model? Shutdown by cab lobbyists. She should take her freshman economics ideas and rethink for the realities of today's economy.
This is like Polaroid's lame attempt at actual photographs. Last gasp if you ask me. Any time someone gives me a presentation in paper format I ask them to email it to me. I scan in a pile of paper every month with my company's giant Ricoh copier/scanner and recycle the paper. If a tablet comes out that's on par with the iPad that can also use a stylus to take notes, then it's really going to be game over. All those students out there with iPads may eventually be able to get all their textbooks in electronic format, but when the instructor starts drawing pictures and arrows and circles on the marker-board, they still need to whip out their paper notebooks.