They just change their aim to the consumers. If you can't force them to comply to their model, just fire at will and do as much damage as possible until you finally die.
Apparently the mall released this initial response...
Now there are hints and inferences that the dad may have done something wrong? Is this a case of CYA on the part of the police??
If I owned a theater I could provide consumers with an experience they can't get at home. Better sound system, bigger screen, more comfortable furniture, better snacks, cleaner room, etc...
Serving wine & beer would be a good idea. How about descent food instead of just crap you can buy at 7-11 and smuggle in yourself. Of course too many cities make it almost impossible to get a liquor license or a food prep license.
What about giving away promotional items related to the movie you are watching? A prize drawing or getting a special promotional code with your ticket is something you can't get at home.
There are a lot of things that can be done to get people in the theaters. Making home watching too inconvenient or too expensive isn't one of them.
No way in hell will I pay $30 to watch a movie at home.
You have content creators, distributors (networks), advertisers that foot the bill and then the consumer. As the barriers from creators to consumers crumble, the distributors, instead of adding value to the consumer (like ease of access to content), have tried to become road blocks and force consumers to continue to come to them. What they are really doing is contributing to their own demise as consumers actively seek other ways to get content. Instead of a road block, they are just a shrinking speed bump...or more like a flattened squirrel.
Is anyone else thinking of the Will Ferrel Funny or Die sketches with little Pearl? That was not a problem, but a video in which the vulgarity is NOT ACTUALLY presented to the children warrants an arrest?
Going to Myspace was like walking in to a teenager's bedroom. There was obnoxious music blasting at you and you couldn't find the button to turn it off, there were ugly posters and pictures everywhere, you couldn't read the text through all the garbage, and if you could every other word was 4 letters and ended in "UCK". All that was missing was the smell of dirty laundry and bong water.
Myspace lost because even parents of teenagers have no interest in hanging around a teenager's room for more than a few seconds IRL. Why would people want to recreate the experience digitally?
With Facebook, I can communicate with my 4 year old nephews, my 22 year old son in Iraq, or even my 80-something grandmother.
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So erasing all your data during an update is a "feature"? I wonder if that is in the Nook manual...
And now we see what happens when bored record company executives have time on their hands due to fever acts to rip off since more are self-producing...
You're right. They are one underpants gnome away from being gazillionaires.
That opening sequence was brilliant, funny and uncomfortable all at the same time because it was based on truth. Genius.
Cutting off a source of publicity and promotion because you are a psycho control freak, not so much.
Ooo SNAP! (That is as brilliant, insightful, and well-informed as I get before my coffee)
Your computer wouldn't dare act up if it knew Chuck Norris or Mike Ditka were providing the tech support.
If all kids were armed with iPads, it would be way too easy to verify that their teachers have no idea what they are talking about. Can't have that!
How much does Joss Wheaton need to start making episodes of Firefly again? :: wanders off to look for change in the couch cushions ::
The only moron in this instance is the person at Harrods that thinks they own the font.
Of course, you CAN pay a type designer to create one for you, but I guess it is cheaper to pay an attorney to bully a cafe owner than to pay for original graphic design.....in Bizzaro World!
Q: "Can The Government Really Walk The Line Of Regulating The Internet Without Screwing It Up?"
A: The answer is not just no, but HELL NO!
All the students need to do is say they are investigative reporters. They did a better job than many of those already posing as reporters in the work place.