didn't take look for Windows hate to hijack this thread.
The tactile experience of actually holding a book in your hand, being able to flip the pages, is far better than anything offered by current electronic devices. Sure, the various e-readers are convenient, but convenience isn't everything. Book printing and book reading aren't disappearing anytime soon. In fact, I'm seeing more small bookstores pop up as people realize the limitations of the online experience and go back to browsing.
I don't see anything in the rest of your post that supports the idea that the reading is about to become a lost art practiced by only a few.
Your comment reminds me of the saying "God heals, and the doctor sends the bill".
Yes, modern medicine is great, but after a while you realize that doctors are shooting in the dark half the time.
I don't have a smart phone, and I don't give a shit whether you have one or not. At some point I'll probably get one, but I don't need one right now. So why should I shell out extra bucks for one? I might as well take a couple of 20s out of my wallet each month and set them on fire.
This is the dictionary definition of looking a gift horse in the mouth. Someone offers you another copy of your book for free, and your are pissed off. If it's really that onerous and awful, here's a thought: don't take that free thing you are being given.
See, that was easy.
What did he steal? It's not a currency, the whole point of bitcoin is that it doesn't have any of the usual financial protections. Now people find out that there's a downside.
If your country was a one party state that got nervous any time someone mentioned current events, then you might be worried too.
Nope, Iraq invaded a neighboring country. You must be confused with Russia grabbing Crimea.
... it didn't meet and fuse with an alien probe of immense power designed to bring back sterilized soil samples, we're ok.
Well, the alternative is to either sell a real product, OR sell nothing while waiting for Valve vaporware. Guess what really companies that really have to stay in business do.
You don't get it, do you. If you were in China, this discussion wouldn't be happening, and simply for posting here you could be in jail.
Yeah, we weren't landing SUV sized rovers on Mars 40 years ago.
Ah yes. The old "central planning" argument. Just like the former Soviet Union. Remember how Khrushchev told us that the USSR would wave as they passed the capitalist USA? How'd that turn out?
call me back when they do something the USA didn't do 40 years ago