[LINK] E-books said to be "utterly unneeded"
Thu, 9 Aug 2001 13:10:41 +1000
At 11:31 AM +1000 9/8/01, Craig Sanders wrote:
>even teenagers get over the "don't wanna pay for anything" phase when
>they get a job and realise that it's a lot less hassle to simply pay for
>something than it is to steal it.
This is very true. As a case study, in my teens I had a rather nice
collection of illegally copied Apple ][ games. I guess there were
about 20 games in all valued at maybe $1,000. Now I have a collection
of over 100 games that I have legitimately purchased that I guess I've
spent over $8,000 on over the years.
Chances are that if I hadn't copied those games for the Apple ][ I'd
never have become addicted to computer games and the industry would
have lost $8,000 in sales (and counting).