Thursday, November 27, 2008

Killer savings on VCR's, the best darn vinyl records ever and other antiquated technologies going down the tubes.....

So a year a go (like how i start mid convo right? Ya do. You know it!) I started a convo/email thread that still goes till today discussing the pros n cons of ps3 vs xbox 360, blue ray vs hddvd. I learned a lot and just as predicted, I was on the winning side that called it for blue ray in a 9th round knock out. Blue ray is hands down the better medium so why were so many industry leaders supporting hd-dvd? According to Michael Bay (who can blow things up on screen like nobodies business like no other):

"What you don't understand is corporate politics. Microsoft wants both formats to fail so they can be heroes and make the world move to digital downloads. That is the dirty secret no one is talking about. That is why Microsoft is handing out $100 million dollar checks to studios just embrace the HD DVD and not the leading, and superior Blu Ray. They want confusion in the market until they perfect the digital downloads. Time will tell and you will see the truth."

Granted that digital download is waaaaay down the line in terms of everyday application, it is our inevitable norm. If you don't believe me, take a trip back to 1992, while we were celebrating our technological marvels such as a "megahert" (you know, that unit that seemed so high and mighty before they created...) a "gigahert" (yes! the answer to all your storage needs. today we just call em G's or gigs and take em for granted because ppl will give away billions of em for ad revenue - THANKS GOOGLE!!), with roooaring 52k dial up download speed (if numbers mean nothing to you, imagine using your computer at home or school and your profile picture taking as much time to download as... The "Ten Commandments" in HD) .....that disconnected anytime you had a phone call or would block your calls if you had call waiting. And ppl ran out the rooms whenever you turned on a microwave or got mad at you for not warning them first and feared cell phones bc they both had radiation. AAAAAAAnd if anyone did have one, it looked no different than the one in your house, with ya Zack Morris ass.

Sidenote - ppl who didn't have call waiting got on my nerves.
Side-er sidenote - Zack and Slater were in the closet. Watch that show a little closer now that you're older...but thats another conversation

Now if you could manage to find someone......aaaaand they even had a pc in thier home....aaaaaand it did more than just type (remember word processors?) and it had a color screen, not a black screen with green letters........and they even knew what the internet was........and they had internet in their homes, you had to wait until "internet time" (remember, you couldnt be online during certain hours bc you were expecting calls and you couldnt be online and on the phone at the same time) just to even check. I can do more from my phone today than I could on a home computer in 92.....sad.

This post got too long... to be continued..............

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