[kj] Pre-ordering on iTunes...whatsapoint?

Neil Perry 65snoopy at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 08:19:17 EDT 2012

Heh, I hear you. Was wondering about that recently.
On the theme of strange hold-overs from the old world, the description in
the media of televisions as 'flat-screen' gets on my nerves.
All TVs are flat screen. They are just... TVs. During the UK riots last
year there were
constant reports of looters going after 'flat screen' TVs, like they were
exotic luxury items
usually out of reach of the normal person. There is no other type of TV!

On 26 March 2012 13:34, Alexander Smith <vassifer at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Was just thinking about this this morning. What's the point of

> "pre-ordering" the new album -- or anything, for that matter -- on iTunes?

> Time was you pre-ordered something so you could get your hands on it first,

> or at the very least, have a physical copy reserved (i.e. set one aside

> with my name on it). That made sense. There'd be a finite supply of new

> copies, etc. etc.


> With iTunes, though, the album will become available at the appointed

> time, and that will be that. It's not like iTunes is going to suddenly *run

> out* of it.


> It's a strange hold-over from the old world.


> Just a thought.


> As you were.


> Alex in NYC

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