CD’s of data are disappearing all over Britain (Okay, maybe not.. but a good few have gone missing thanks to the UK Government), and they’re full of private financial data.
So there’s a massive buzz of privacy groups going on about mass identity theft, etc etc.
Clarkson, understandably, got a little bit pissed off over all the noise that was being generated by it, so he published his personal banking details in his column of the Sunday Times. He called the whole lot a “storm in a teacup”.
People are going to extreme measures to get what they want. Surely the Movie, TV and Music industries should start to realise that their old marketing models are just not working any more?
I’d rather open up iTunes and buy a track online, than hop in my car to head down to the nearest Music store and buy it there, from some rude teenager who only works there because his parents want him to.
Then, once I’ve got the track from iTunes, I can listen to it on my PC, my iPod, and burn it to CD for my car.
The whole DRM/no-DRM debate is bound to pop-up, in which case, I’m on the no-DRM side. (Trusted computing? What ever happened to letting the consumer have some choice?)
Which would you rather do?
I’m willing to pay for convenience and flexibility…