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Thank you Molly: Western Digital ...grow a pair.

by minimalist / December 12, 2007 7:44 AM PST

Thanks to Molly for saying what exactly what I felt when I heard of the new MyBook World edition external hard drive. How can you respect a company kept on such a tight leash by some paranoid legal department that it?s willing to cut its own products off at the knees?

WD?s groveling at the knees of the RIAA abd MPAA seems even more pathetic when you consider that there are already hundreds of ways to transfer or access files across the net. Apple integrates them right into the OS (.Mac?s iDisk and Back to My Mac). On the Windows side there are tons of file transfer services like Dropsend or remote access clients like PC Anywhere that easily let you do the same thing. Heck, even G-Mail could be used to share copyrighted files.

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right on, right on...
by shawnlin / December 12, 2007 8:36 AM PST

I had a smirk on my face and stomped my feet in agreement...


and...nice one Cathy (re: extra message at end of ep. 622)

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oh man....
by ktreb / December 12, 2007 2:36 PM PST
In reply to: right on, right on...

It sounded angrier in my head.

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yeah...your polite manner in your delivery...
by shawnlin / December 12, 2007 9:14 PM PST
In reply to: oh man....

yeah...your polite manner in your delivery does kinda suggest that Wink

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by Nicholas Buenk / December 12, 2007 5:31 PM PST

Molly's been on a role recently. Confident to speak her mind in amusing ways.

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You know whats worse?
by Dirty Pirate / December 12, 2007 10:08 PM PST

The fact that I just bought one of those guys a week ago.
darn darn darn darn darn...
Would love to swear but this is a rated G forum.... darn it.

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Only a week you say?
by Nicholas Buenk / December 12, 2007 11:00 PM PST
In reply to: You know whats worse?

Return it as a defective product. Grin

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by mementh / December 15, 2007 10:50 AM PST
In reply to: Only a week you say?

tell them that you had bought a deal and it just wont share files like any other equivilent product..


they might try to convince you to keep it though..

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by Dirty Pirate / December 17, 2007 1:50 PM PST
In reply to: Only a week you say?

I took it back. After some careful wording and negotiating I was able to exchange it for something else.

When I explained to them that I bought it under the premise that I was going to be able to access (notice I did not use the word "share") ALL my files and that the nature of my work I am traveling around, I should be able to access all of my media, not some of it.

I explained the story to them and we went online to the site and there it was in back and white. Needless to say, they were not happy and agreed that it was the sucketh.

I was able to negotiate an exchange item but not a refund. It was the best I could hope for and took the offer.

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