The Most Valuable Thing You Carry Around May Not Be Your Wallet
from the this-is-not-legal-tender dept
The average American adult has over $1,100 in digital content on their computer, portable devices, phone and DVR, a new study says, while Gen Y carries around content worth double that. The survey, sponsored by a hard-drive maker, also points out people want more storage, perhaps so they’ll never have to erase anything. How they arrived at a value for the content people have is a little murky, though I guess it’s not impossible to think teenagers have bought 2200 songs from iTunes. But when does all this become too much to handle, and digital content just becomes digital clutter?
Comments on “The Most Valuable Thing You Carry Around May Not Be Your Wallet”
Value vs. worth
Since I can’t actually sell any of that digital content, how exactly does it have any monetary value?
Re: Value vs. worth
Perhaps not intrinsic worth or marketable value, but there could be a replacement cost if you’ve also lost your software license keys.
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Re: Value vs. worth
Well if you paid for it or it had some cost attributed to it, then it has some value. I suppose people better check their insurance policies and see what is covered and not covered, for example, software, digital photos, digital music, etc. The soft costs could exceed the hard costs.
Is it really stealing if you never intended to buy the music anyways? Believe it or not, some people would just listen to the radio or nothing at all than shell out money they can’t afford.
With many books coming with CDs containing a digital version, its not hard to see that things can become a bit messy. Copying books and music and movies, uploading digital pictures and scans, text scans and possibly personal recordings or content created on the computer. I have every one of the above. You add that to a mess of software and games (free or paid), music videos and probably television shows. I’m sure many more can be added to this list.
What’s not messy about organising all of that?
This is exactly the reason that desktop search will become a huge moneymaker for Google!
We’s be Pirates
The value is prolly determined by the fines we’d get if the RIAA searched us..
::Grabs Eye Patch::
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