Archive for September 23rd, 2010

Thanks to observant reader Mitchell, he passed on a link that illustrates what really pisses me off – I, the average self-absorbed reader.  Thanks also to THR for publishing the interview in the first place.

Just in case THR somehow gets bullied into pulling the interview, there is one part, one tiny part that will PISS you off.  Remember, the guy has just expanded Netflix to Canada from the USA.

THR: Are you concerned that American Netflix subscribers will look north and ask for the same discount Canadians get at $7.99?

Hastings: How much has it been your experience that Americans follow what happens in the world? It’s something we’ll monitor, but Americans are somewhat self-absorbed.

So, two things to note:

  1. I have already cancelled Netflix
  2. Netflix can wither, die, kiss my ass

I may be a self-absorbed American but I’ll be damned if I’m going to give my money to some pus-wad that treats me, the customer, with contempt.

I’m kind of tired of having the US bashed and I’m tired of the people within that think it’s ok to do it, too.  In fact, I’d be willing to be that there’s an awful lot of people who won’t take kindly to this because they’re fed up with the liberal “My country is a bunch of awful self-centered people except for me and my friends and we need to pass laws to force them to do like me and my friends do” kind of attitude.

I wonder if this Reed Hastings isn’t going to look back and say “In retrospect I probably shouldn’t have said that.”

Sure hope so.

Netflix was kind of cool, convenient, easier than renting a video.  But you know what?  It wasn’t in the least bit vital to my life and I can drop it in a heartbeat.

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