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How much would you pay to see Led Zeppelin in concert?

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How much would you pay to see Led Zeppelin in concert?

$1000.00
1
5%
$500.00
0
No votes
$300.00
0
No votes
$200.00
1
5%
$100.00
6
31%
$75.00
2
10%
$50.00
3
15%
$25.00
1
5%
I would only go if given a free ticket!
1
5%
I would not go no matter what!
3
15%
I would stay home and watch the DVD!
1
5%
 
Total votes : 19

Postby vrooom on Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:30 pm

Ahhhh, this is where cultural differences come to the fore. In the UK, most of our goods used to be transported via the canals and viaducts of this fair land. These were supplanted by the railway network and now, most of our good are transported by lorry on the motorway. So from that one could say that the canal has been made redundant from its primary use - people still use canals, but not for what they were built for - as a means to distribute goods. I don't think you have any canals in the US, so comparisons can't really be drawn.

Technologies become obsolute over time - this is fact. Anyone still using a spinning jenny? Nope...maybe the Amish, but that doesn't really count. Over the centuries all manner of tools, weaponry, clothing, furniture, transport and even musical instruments have been lost. They are gone - perhaps there might be examples in a museum, but the point is that they are no longer used in popular culture.

The same can be said in computing. Whilst home computers have existed since the late seventies, you would be hard pressed getting one on the world wide web, let alone it being able to read any of the data held there. When I first started using the web, the leading browser was something called Mosaic - but where is it now? Gone and forgotten, yet there are still web browsers. Netscape will be going the same way.

The issue is, and this is the thrust of my point, that in ten years time, will you be able to access an old version of this site with all my crimes and misdemeanours held here? I doubt it. There used to be a site called the Internet Slush Pile when I first started playing with the net in the mid-90s and it published one of my short stories. Can you find it now? Nope. It's gone - lost in time. And that's the way everything goes - lost, until someone finds it. And the thing about digital data is it is a lot more fragile than the bones of an escavated tyrannosaurus rex.

The problem with you Americans is that you have no sense of history yet. Come back when your country has matured in a couple of thousand years. We have castles and stone-age monumunts, while you have Wal-Mart and McDonalds. :D So be aware of your place in time.


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Postby Margie on Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:43 pm

vrooom wrote:The problem with you Americans is that you have no sense of history yet. Come back when your country has matured in a couple of thousand years. We have castles and stone-age monumunts, while you have Wal-Mart and McDonalds. :D So be aware of your place in time.


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And that statement demonstrates the problem with broad, sweeping generalizations....they too are frequently wrong.

I like to think of the internet like scrolls or books....the form may become obsolete but the intent and content won't. I agree to disagree.
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Postby TheCrimsonChin on Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:19 pm

vrooom wrote: So be aware of your place in time


We Americans are evolved Europeans. Go boil some meat. ;-)
If I had something important to say, why would I put it all the way down here?
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Postby Fred on Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:21 pm

TheCrimsonChin wrote:
vrooom wrote: So be aware of your place in time


We Americans are evolved Europeans. Go boil some meat. ;-)


Thank god i am not a American :wink:
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Postby vrooom on Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:37 pm

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Postby TheCrimsonChin on Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:57 pm

Fred wrote:
TheCrimsonChin wrote:
vrooom wrote: So be aware of your place in time


We Americans are evolved Europeans. Go boil some meat. ;-)


Thank god i am not a American :wink:


My feelings exactly.
If I had something important to say, why would I put it all the way down here?
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Postby Indyrod on Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:49 pm

Fred wrote:Thank god i am not a American :wink:


You wouldn't like being an American Fred, you would have to leave your hash pipe home. :shock:
Everyone thinks I'm psychotic, except for my friends deep inside the earth.

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Postby jtmack on Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:03 pm

Indyrod wrote:
Fred wrote:Thank god i am not a American :wink:


You wouldn't like being an American Fred, you would have to leave your hash pipe home. :shock:


And your mind too, free thinking is looked down upon... :wink:
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Postby TheCrimsonChin on Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:10 am

jtmack wrote:
Indyrod wrote:
Fred wrote:Thank god i am not a American :wink:


You wouldn't like being an American Fred, you would have to leave your hash pipe home. :shock:


And your mind too, free thinking is looked down upon... :wink:


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Postby Fred on Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:45 pm

jtmack wrote:
Indyrod wrote:
Fred wrote:Thank god i am not a American :wink:


You wouldn't like being an American Fred, you would have to leave your hash pipe home. :shock:


And your mind too, free thinking is looked down upon... :wink:


And what country shows "Deep Throat" on national television :lol:

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