I would ilke to say:
Thank God Obama has given millions of American families something to discuss at Thanksgiving dinner. I'm looking forward to a rousing and intellectually stimulating conversation that will certainly not end in anything good.
I'm wondering if anybody has experience with these products, especially the newer ones. They sound like the best thing since sliced bread to me.
I have to agree and bring up another point I don't think was mentioned. I also think this tends to apply to gen-x'ers, especially the older ones.
They don't seem able to let go of the way things were when they grew up. Come on folks, television and movies aren't even 100 years old, but people have so much trouble with the concept that over-the-air, paid for by commercials, television is going away. Young people trade things on P2P, that's just the way things are. You didn't see people upset when television came out and broadcast plays or sporting events that only attendees could previoulsy view. The internet is just an extension of this avaliablity of content. It's not going away.
Here are my predicitons of things baby boomers grew up with that are going away:
Movie theaters, they don't make money efficiently, they will become a niche market.
Television will move to the internet. Cable television is really similar to internet television. It's just a slightly different transmission protocol.
Mega-music stars, it's already become a kind of joke, I mean come on, "American Idol"? Who beleives this hype? How many of those people are really making any money for themselves? It's not about the fame guys, we're not willing to let you rape us so we can be popular
The computer is to the information industry roughly what the central power station is to the electrical industry. -- Peter Drucker