Cue the "no such thing as privacy! glorious free market! employer rights 100% teh awesome! john galt ROX!" posts in three... two... one...
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Sure, it would be nice if we had the capability to preserve every game out there.
Um... we do have this capability. You yourself said we could fit it all on a flash drive.
He didn't nominate himself to be the one deciding which games were good and which ones were bad.
He said 'worth saving'. "Worth" implies value. He sure seemed to be passing judgement. Or, rather, like you, going for the cheap contrarian points. Otherwise... why comment at all?
"Meh, the sun swallows the earth in a cosmic eyeblink. Why bother?"
But most art is lost. And for good reason: because it's not worth saving.
Most of the Roman graffiti preserved at Pompei has dubious artistic value, but has great value to historians (to give insight as to how the 'little people' lived and thought back then).
Just because something's a throwaway for you doesn't mean it won't be of value to someone else, at some future time.
Score one for Pavlov.
If you enjoy being treated like worthless meat whose sole purpose is to be exploited by others, good luck with that (and don't forget to pay the cover charge)...
Damn, has NASA switched unit systems again!?