said 11 months, 1 week ago:
@jasonhubbard Isn’t that the truth, but to extend the thought experiment, we could loose the whole internet. It is possible that enough privacy scandals and/or negative online to real world interactions could result in a backlash of people grabbing board games and books for entertainment.
At the same time, the ever increasing cost of getting online plus declining wages could result in a crunch as well if corrective measures aren’t taken (you can only justify your cable bill against an empty stomach for so long).
So who knows what the future may hold? My wife and I have already dropped cable TV from our homes, and as throttling becomes more annoying, and price goes up, we’re seriously considering getting rid of internet access as well!
We have a good circle of friends, tons of board games, and tons of books, plus an awesome local library. Do we need Angry Birds or Facebook? No. If the barriers to entry get to obnoxious, will we drop? You betcha.