cheezitmike writes “While there has been lots of outcry about Netflix separating their DVD service from their streaming service, media expert Eric Garland says they’re just doing to the DVD what Apple did to the floppy disk. ‘I was reminded of so many precedents: Facebook revamping its user interface, the introduction of the first Blueberry iMac, the one with the conspicuously missing 3.5-inch floppy drive on the front. All of these were moments when there was a paradigm shift that led to an immediate public outcry. People made a lot of noise and had a lot of complaints. People were very upset about these shifts…until they weren’t. In the news cycle, the outcry is significant and it is problematic, but it’s also important to note how quickly these things are forgotten.’”
Source: Netflix Killing DVDs Like Apple Killed Floppies?
Categories: slashdot Apple Killed, blueberry imac, DVD, Eric Garland, lot, Netflix, outcry, paradigm shift, public outcry, service, streaming service
Coisiche writes “Despite recent events in Japan and the certain public outcry that it will generate, the UK government proposes to build new nuclear power stations. Well, earthquakes and tsunamis are very rare here.”
Source: UK Sticks With Nuclear Power
Categories: slashdot Coisiche, earthquakes, Government, Japan, nuclear power stations, outcry, power, public outcry, source, Tsunamis, UK, uk government
mijkal writes “Nevermind a huge outcry over the iTunes-like behemoth of Skype v5 for Mac. Users with v2.8 are being pushed an update to v5 regardless of update preferences. I even restored v2.8 from TimeMachine only to have it update itself again within minutes, offering only an option to relaunch the app.”
Source: Skype Forcing Mac Users To Upgrade Client
September 30th, 2010 09:55
gatorfan sends word that Xmarks, which announced its upcoming closure a few days back, may not be so dead after all. The outcry from people willing to pay for the service was so loud that the company has now posted a pledge that users can sign if they are willing to pay for the service, and they say that they have fielded inquiries from several organizations who might be willing to buy the company’s assets and keep the service going.
Source: Xmarks May Not Be Dead After All
Categories: slashdot business, closure, company, few days, gatorfan, inquiries, Internet, outcry, pledge, service, word, Xmarks
Keith found a nice manifesto saying “There’s a trend that’s been disturbing me lately. When the topic of modding or jailbreaking comes up — say, in the wake of the iPad announcement, or Sony’s restrictive PS3 update — there is an outcry. Who am I to tell Apple what’s best for their devices?”
Source: In Defense of Jailbreaking
Categories: slashdot Apple, badapple, crapple, hardhack, iPad, Keith, Manifesto, mdash, modding, outcry, ps3, Sony, topic, Trend, wake
February 16th, 2010 02:34
Google admits to a rare gaff in its rollout of Buzz last week. Users object to privacy issues with the Gmail add-on for outing who they often communicate with. The outcry is a lesson for Google that it shouldn’t limit pre-release testing to its unrepresentative army of coders.
Source: Google Tweaks Buzz After Overblown Privacy Backlash
wwphx writes “”In the wake of public outcry against the Transportation Security Administration for serving civil subpoenas on two bloggers, the government agency has canceled the legal action and apologized for the strong-arm tactics agents used.”
Source: TSA Withdraws Subpoenas Against Bloggers
Categories: slashdot arm tactics, censorship, Court, outcry, public outcry, security, securitytheater, strong arm, subpoenas, transportation, transportation security administration, TSA, USA, wake, wwphx