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Why do I have a sinking feeling...?
Trying to argue with techies is like trying to argue religion.
"MRI Shows Apple Stimulates Fan's Brains Like Religion." (The Consumerist.)
"When he was looking at Apple stuff, the areas of his brain lit up in the same way as religious people's do when shown faith-based imagery.
"This suggests that the big tech brands have harnessed, or exploit, the brain areas that have evolved to process religion," says one of the scientists."I wonder sometimes if these techies realize that MOST of the world is just not as into it as they think. Most of the world is still reading books, for instance; e-books are still a very thin slice.
Look -- you can't can't get much more dominant in an industry than the video game industry is -- and yet, I can continue to sell RPG's and Boardgames.
I think the same thing will happen with books. Sports cards are probably selling 1/100th as well as at the peak, but I still sell a chunk each month. And so on.
I will also say -- straight out -- that every industry that I have been involved in selling has collapsed when it moves to the online world.
That is -- it hasn't just been bad for the small retailers -- it's been bad for everyone, including ultimately, the consumer whose choices dwindle and inconvenience increases. Manga, anime, sports cards....
Who cares if the stores don't make money? Who cares if the publishers don't make money? Who cares as long as I can get mine?
One question. Who gets paid? And how do you find them? And how do you know they're any good? And ....
I don't know. I have a bad feeling about this.