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Re: [vox-tech] Netflix
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Re: [vox-tech] Netflix

good points! thanks. 

On Tue, 2011-03-08 at 15:05 -0600, Chanoch (Ken) Bloom wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-03-08 at 12:28 -0800, jim wrote:
> > how do you know online petitions are not worth...? 
> >     if i were in charge of a company or department, i'd 
> > make sure y group was attentive to incoming electronic 
> > info. i'd at least try to ensure that the filters were 
> > sufficiently granular and produced useful statistics. 
> >     it's a question: do you have info or are you jaded 
> > or some such? 
> I'm jaded. But seriously online positions are a perfect example of
> slacktivism -- all someone needs to do to sign it is spend a couple
> minutes of their time and go on the way. Someone may come along later
> and present this petition to the company in question, but most likely
> the CEO will (a) only waste a couple minutes of his time looking at it
> and (b) have no idea whether this is a lot of people. But I suspect a
> lot of these petitions never make it to the decision makers.
> If you want Netflix on Linux, why not write your own letter to someone
> in the support staff asking for help (as though you assume it should
> work). That forces someone in the company to respond and makes them take
> some time talking about it. And by continuing a conversation for as long
> as you canm it makes it clear that you're interested enough to put in
> some effort.
> But really, you often need someone with leverage to go talk to them. If
> Mark Shuttleworth thought that being able to watch Netflix on Linux was
> important for his business, and could try to make an appointment with
> the CEO of netflix, and address them personally that would make a big
> impact. Likewise, someone who's a principal developer in a Linux video
> app could also make the case. But he has do discuss why DRM problems are
> non-issues (or unlikely issues).
> --Ken
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