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  • Join me today in my heroic struggle against the subscription model!

  • Simon Ubsdell

    March 13, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Enough is enough is ENOUGH!

    My electricity supplier has heaped infamy upon tyranny by asking me to pay a monthly subscription for my power. And at last I have decided that this cannot stand. I cannot accept being LOCKED OUT OF MY WORK by this hateful business model.

    In consequence I have installed a wind turbine on my roof so I NEVER AGAIN have to LOSE ACCESS to my projects as a result of their UNSPEAKABLE DEMANDS.

    My wife told me this morning that she can’t go on living like this, but I told her YOU CAN’T PUT A PRICE ON FREEDOM!

    Talking of my wife, there she is now, loading a suitcase into the car. She’s waving at me … or is that some kind of one-fingered salute?

    Organise, resist and fight back! No sacrifice is too great. Nothing is more important than RESISTING THE TYRANNY OF SUBSCRIPTION.

    Simon Ubsdell
    tokyo productions
    hawaiki

  • David Mathis

    March 13, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    I believe this should be in the Adobe forum. ????

  • Bill Davis

    March 13, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    [Simon Ubsdell] “Organise, resist and fight back! No sacrifice is too great. Nothing is more important than RESISTING THE TYRANNY OF SUBSCRIPTION.”

    Cute.

    Reminds me of my years as a radio reporter covering the Arizona Corporation Commissions rate increase hearings for public utilities to insure that the rates they were charging for ELECTRIC POWER was kept fair to consumers.

    They somehow felt that without mechanism to insure that – monopolistic entities like utilities might well create a pricing structure that was – well, grossly unfair.

    Obviously the need for anything like that is STUPID now, because the markets are all self-regulating (Congress tells me so!) and I’m convinced that all businesses will keep focused on what their customers needs, even if it means suppressing what their shareholders might prefer.

    I can rest now. My work is done.

    ; )

    Creator of XinTwo – https://www.xintwo.com
    The shortest path to FCP X mastery.

  • Scott Witthaus

    March 13, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    [Simon Ubsdell] ” Nothing is more important than RESISTING THE TYRANNY OF SUBSCRIPTION.

    I like the other model: where you pay once for your power and all the power and updates come free. Why would ANYONE do anything else?

    Scott Witthaus
    Senior Editor/Post Production Supervisor
    1708 Inc./Editorial
    Professor, VCU Brandcenter

  • Simon Ubsdell

    March 13, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    [Bill Davis] “They somehow felt that without mechanism to insure that – monopolistic entities like utilities might well create a pricing structure that was – well, grossly unfair.”

    Dear Bill,

    When we finally meet for a beer, remind me to ease back on the lame jokes.

    😉

    Simon Ubsdell
    tokyo productions
    hawaiki

  • Simon Ubsdell

    March 13, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    [Scott Witthaus] “I like the other model: where you pay once for your power and all the power and updates come free. Why would ANYONE do anything else?”

    I tried suggesting that to them but the b*st*rds wouldn’t listen.

    Simon Ubsdell
    tokyo productions
    hawaiki

  • Scott Witthaus

    March 13, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    [Simon Ubsdell] “I tried suggesting that to them but the b*st*rds wouldn’t listen.

    Death to tyranny!

    Scott Witthaus
    Senior Editor/Post Production Supervisor
    1708 Inc./Editorial
    Professor, VCU Brandcenter

  • Bill Davis

    March 13, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    [Simon Ubsdell] “Dear Bill,

    When we finally meet for a beer, remind me to ease back on the lame jokes.

    ;-)”

    We should probably just arm wrestle for the tab!

    It’s all good.

    Hey, if you’re coming to either NAB or IBC, I’ll be at each this year.

    Creator of XinTwo – https://www.xintwo.com
    The shortest path to FCP X mastery.

  • Bill Davis

    March 13, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    [Scott Witthaus] “Death to tyranny!”

    I think that becomes more hiply ironic if you translate into a language your oppressors don’t speak…

    Just sayin’

    ; )

    Creator of XinTwo – https://www.xintwo.com
    The shortest path to FCP X mastery.

  • Oliver Peters

    March 13, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    They tried Scott’s model first, but no one was willing to pay up front for the towers and lines to connect their houses.

    – Oliver

    Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
    Orlando, FL
    http://www.oliverpeters.com

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