The Boxee Box: too free to live?
Posted Oct 27, 2012 18:31 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
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You're supposed to be angry that Boxee will no longer provide fixes, enhancements, and other support for a product you want. It will cost you more (perhaps in your own time) to do that yourself. And you shouldn't expect any entrepreneur to take over, because he would find the same unprofitability Boxee did.
Now, many people believe in situations like this Boxee has no moral obligation to provide those services to them, so there would be no cause for anger. But it's apparent that many others don't see it that way. I know this because I see the angry rants when e.g. the cable company decides to stop providing analog cable service.
Another reason to be angry is at being misled into believing you would have something for years to come only to have it taken away after two. I don't know if that's happened, or is at all reasonable, in this case, but I come back to another TV cable analogy, and remember a guy ranting about the evil cable company taking away all his HD channels and demanding more money to get them back. He had never paid for them, but until recently, the cable company didn't have the means to disable them. So this "I was used to it and you took it away" effect does exist.
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