Originally Posted by vaticanplum
I agree that he's off the mark on movie theaters as well. He cites the price for an individual ticket while neglecting the fact that blockbusters gross billions, literally billions, at the box office. Which means the price of the ticket is actually in line with the market for it. He's looking at it from a consumer perspective rather than a business one. Movies are making more than ever. It's fascinating, really; mp3s have killed CD industry, ebooks have made a dent in the publishing industry, but DVDs and netflix don't seem to have affected the movie box office industry much at all. Much of this probably has to do with the lapse in release dates.
If anything, he might want to examine how movie-going habits will affect material released, i.e., the possibility of studios releasing only potential blockbusters in the theaters and keeping the lower-grossing "arty" pictures to DVD release. But I think even that's a stretch for now, and anyway it isn't related to technology.
FYI, I know kids who do not know what either a busy signal or a dial tone sounds like. Literally have never heard either one.
Curiosity: for those of you who do use land lines, does Cincinnati still allow you to make local calls without dialing the area code? As of a couple of years ago, anyway, one of very few medium/large cities where you can still do this.
Yeah, you can call most numbers in the 513 area code without dialing 513. Interestingly enough, you have to dial 1 before you call someone in the 937 area code but you don't have to do that calling 859 (NKY).
That's interesting about the dial tone and busy signal but thinking about it, it makes perfect sense.