Originally Posted by PaulMJohnson
I thought the same when music downloads first came along - absolutely hated the idea of not owning something physical.
Once I got over that, it's given me no problems at all. In practice, my music is much safer now than it was, in that I have it on the hard drive of my Mac, and the Time Machine drive, whereas I only used to have one copy of a very damageable CD.
The thing I will miss is mindless browsing of the shelves in a software shop, but I'll get over that as well.
- I still hate the idea of not owning something physical (98 per cent of my music is bought on CD) and all software for my mac were until now bought at the apple retail store close to where I live.
I would certainly be willing to pay extra to get a physical support for my mac software, including Mac OS lion. I am disappointed that that option will no longer be available.
- I HATE the trend of the new mac without, at least, an internal optical drive option. I still user my optical drive a lot and I can't believe I am the only one. I hope that the Macbook pro will have that option for internal drive (not looking forward to have to buy an external drive).
Apple assumes that everyone has a decent internet connection with limitless download package.
It looks like media-less software and content model is forced down our throat.
At least with music and films, we still have the option of buying physical media (lets hope it is not going to stop).