I though the same thoughts when I bought my PS3 some years ago, but mainly being a strategy player, it doesn't fulfill my needs (always simplified games, with a control scheme for hardcore console users). I used mouse and keyboard since Amiga 500 for gaming, and I really like the immersion, but I do understand those who only grew up with PS1-2-Xbox, wanting something for their needs as well.
They won't upgrade the firmware? Sony cannot remove OtherOS on current firmwares, but if you choose to use their PSN-services, you're forced to upgrade. I don't think any of the supercomputers, that is build with PS3s, have used any of the firmware updates so far.
When I was a child, soda was something you would get at a birthday party, maybe every 2nd month, but today most people I know drink at least a can of soda every day. And diet coke isn't much better (I am also aspartam intolerant, hurray
I had to leave early after the installation, so I didn't get much feedback, but I didn't hear any cry for help. In the holidays, he expressed gratitude, and "how can unorganized people make so good a system?", hehe. He looked skeptical, when I started to upgrade the machine, as he is used to Microsoft's shenanigans (New flashy GUIs he doesn't really need!). But after the update from 5 to 7 (was pretty hard though, should probably have done a 5-6-7 and ATI closed source driver isn't supported any longer), I changed the theme back, and he went on using it, as nothing has happened
Apparently he isn't a total non-techie, since he managed to installed some programs, since I have been away. And this was without showing him. But he didn't do any updates (I don't know why Mint uses a Lock as a update-symbol, it doesn't do the trick in my book (as a M.Sc. Interaction Designer and a study of visual design especially).
On a side note, I am pretty annoyed about Ubuntu's screwups of the audio system though! On my laptop (Mint), I need PCM at 90, so it would sound ok, but Pulseaudio puts it at 100 at every use (so I use alsamixer instead). On my mediacenter (Ubuntu minimal), the AUX is making a hissing noise, so I have to turn it off at every boot, since it doesn't save alsa settings (and since it is minimal installation, it is not even pulseaudio that screws up this time). Both issues has happen recently at an update, but I have read on google, that many more have had this for years
Bourgeois: Classic liberals and conservatives, who put their focus on authority, morality and crony capitalism (fascism).
Radical: Communists and democrats, who put their focus on liberty, creativity and government handouts (socialism).
New Labour is a mix of all the worst IMO: socialistic, fascist and authoritarian without regard to morality and liberty. But then again I am not a Brit, and only hear the worst news.
(if you wonder what I believe in: anarchistic capitalism in the spirit of Thomas Jefferson).
It seems to work for this guy
Another guy from Facebook, is questioning the morality of the tv-license system in Denmark (or Europe in general), since it also applies to an (min. 256kbit) Internet connection. He is also awaiting court, for not paying it, to make his stand.