Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Abject digital poverty
Oh man, sometimes this blog makes me feel my age. I simply don't understand the entitlement kids of today. In yesterday's thread several people justified video games piracy by games being "too expensive", a "financial burden" on those poor kids, whose abject digital poverty was described in the following terms:
- "It's a financially burdensome hobby. I mean, for a kid making minimum wage, a copy of Bioshock Infinite is 10 or 12 hours of menial labor. That's your customer base, and these days they don't really need a console, do they? They probably have a laptop, a smartphone, an iPad."
- "the fact is that a lot of people do not have the best internet connections"