Originally Posted by aaronwt
I don't think it's different at all. I never know what I will be in the mood to watch or when I will be in the mood to watch something. The larger selection I have to choose from, the more likely I'll have something available for me to watch when I'm in the mood. The same with shoes. I know several people with hundreds of shoes each. They don't know when they will specifically wear a certain shoe, but at some point they will wear it.
For me with movies, I could be in the mood to watch a certain title, but then two hours later I am not.
Besides I have 125TB of storage just from my servers. Plus more storage from other devices on my network. I'm not going to run out of space anytime soon so I might as well use it.
I'm not sure what you're alluding to that's not "different" but I'll assume it's unworn shoes vs unwatched movies. Also, the assumption that something will be watched or worn eventually, is deeply flawed, imo. I would guarantee you that you have tons of media you have NEVER watched since ripping it. You'll prolly deny that, but I'm not going to change my mind. 125TBs of media mandates such a reality.
Still, neither provide value if they are not utilized. The "choice" is an illusion as they're never really considered in the first place. When my wife tosses two dozen pair of shoes in the garbage because she hasn't worn them in 4-5 years she is simply coming to terms with the fact that they no longer (or never) really interested her enough to wear them and keeping them around serves no rationale purpose...I realize others are much less rationale, to be sure.
I can "collect" all the movies I like and promote them as "choice" but when it comes right down to it and I look at the Fantastic Four and Grown Ups and realize I've had zero inclination to EVER watch either again (one, in the last EIGHT years), it's simply foolish for me to waste the time and space adding it a hard drive. Now perhaps you've found 125TB's worth of movies that you're just certain will ALL strike your fancy at some point now or in ten years, but I seriously, seriously, seriously, doubt it.
Wondering how 99% of the populace can afford
125+TBs of media (20,000+ DVDs or 5,000+ BDs) is a different subject, altogether.
JamesEdited by mastermaybe - 7/16/13 at 6:23am