June 2022 Editorial - Paying Our Dues, a rebuttal ;)

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ConcertinaChap wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 9:49 am Just a thought, Drew, but have you thought of offering this or a derivative of it to the mag as an opinion piece? You could call it "Why I hate ... software subscriptions".

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The mag has moved on from 'why I hate...' to why I love as their closing section and I think I'd have to work quite hard to get to a 'why I love a choice in purchasing models'. ;)
But I guess there might be a 'why I love owning my software' option.
I need to speak to Sam about something else as well so dropping him a note is on my to do list.
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How about "Why I am morally ambivalent about software subscriptions" then?

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iLoks and subscriptions would be two showstoppers for me when it comes to software. Generally I prefer software where you get a permanent license file and you can back that up, along with the software installer and libraries. Recently I had a software product that I couldn't reinstall on a new pc because when I went to my account with the vendor they'd decided the version was so old they'd just delete it along with my license file. (Old = maybe 5 years or so). Words were had and the issue was resolved but it's a reminder to keep backups. I generally archive to Blu-ray discs after a sudden failure of an external 2T HDD and these seem pretty reliable if kept tucked away safely.
But subscriptions.... For most of us hobbyists, I'd say... No.
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blinddrew wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 10:15 am The mag has moved on from 'why I hate...' to why I love as their closing section and I think I'd have to work quite hard to get to a 'why I love a choice in purchasing models'. ;)

Simple - Why I love Not Having Subscriptions (Grammar be damned!)
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That sounds like a runner to me :)

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But Drew hasn't replied - perhaps he's done a runner as well ;)
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The poll has spoken: 84% against! People don't mind paying their dues unless they're in the form of software subscriptions.

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I think the team are all a bit busy at the moment with GearFest coming up as well as the next issue.
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Never expected the mag to drop everything to cover this very domestic and limited poll. Just think it flags a possible topic for the future. After all, subscriptions aren't going to go away any time soon.

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True Dat.

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This is where subscriptions end up. I find this ... disturbing ...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-62142208

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Post by N i g e l »

Actually interesting for car related topic !

perhaps similar was the blofeld.
You buy a blofeld wavetable synth module - job done, but then it is revealed that although the hardware contains sample memory, you have to pay to unlock the sampling features - which were not in the original spec -

good or bad ?

The keyboard version comes with sampling enabled.
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