So I think a lot of the views you're hearing are people who are connected to the internet and the unspoken voice of someone who has neither the internet nor a cell phone is actually a large consumer of the programs on air wave TV and products advertised on nationally broadcasted programs. Just something to consider, after helping her through this change I would be doubtful that she is alone or unique to her age group.
I have a similar experience with my friend's very elderly father. Her father is continually confused by the extra box (converter) which he can't remember to turn on or return to the proper channel. He is a channel flipper and enjoyed scanning the dial on his very nice Sony 32" TV. Since his memory is failing, he cannot re-learn how to use the TV remotes, so it's frustrating for him as he grabs the wrong remote.Now when he scans channels he loses connection to channel 3 so all he sees is static until she gets home to get him back onto the converter box. I'm betting he is not the only one, but rather a typical profile of the octo- and nono-genarian population.
No. Unless you have a smart ass that wants to get technical on you.
Well then, technically yes. Otherwise you could not have touchdown runs exceeding 100 yards, such as the 109 yard play in 2007 NFL season. Typically, football field measurements presume only the offensive field of play and not the scoring areas of the end zones, each 10 yards long.
Alas, it was RIAA which taught the current generation to think the music is free, due to their intransigence at the dawn of the Napster age.
I remember writing to the music companies back in those days encouraging them to unlock their enormous catalogues of the previous decades, to sell at a nominal price of 10 to 25 cents per download. Imagine how much money could have been made had the RIAA labels begun selling like this in early 2000? This revenue stream on extant music could have re-energized the labels for creating new music with new artists and genres. I'm sure iTunes would have come into being as Apple was already building the iPod, but certainly iTunes would not become the largest purveyor of music on the planet.
I did use Napster in those early days because I thought fair use allowed me a copy of music I already owned on vinyl or CD in MP3 form. But I abandoned downloading after the Napster takedown and continued searching for better ripping apps to convert my collection of CDs to MP3. Tried other P2P (Bearshare, torrent, etc) but am spooked by a dread of trojans and other nasties so I abandoned those too. Now, I sometimes buy from iTunes but mainly still buy CD and rip them myself to eliminate DRM. Every once in a while I buy from Amazon download, and have begun patronizing artists' sites directly because I would rather the artist get the lion's share of the payment rather than the RIAA firms who continue to rip-off the artists. I get paid for work I do and feel strongly that artists need to be paid for what they do.
Those who do things in a noble spirit of self-sacrifice are to be avoided at all costs. -- N. Alexander.