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Thanks, FOX, for saving my time! [Tuesday 4 Oct 2011 at 06:41 pm]
Dear FOX,

I used to watch Fringe on Hulu.com where it ran with ten or more minutes of commercials during each program. Now that you have wisely put Fringe on an eight day delay so that Hulu watchers cannot chat with their friends about the episodes, I have switched to downloading the show online from friendly peer-to-peer services.

The result is that I save those ten minutes of commercials. I can go to the store without commercial jingles popping into my head because I've never heard them. It's liberating. From now on maybe I'll just download all FOX programs online without commercials.

Again, thank you for your far-sighted anticipation of new ways to improve the lives of your customers. I'm amazed how you always know better than I do. Can you imagine that when I first discovered the eight day delay policy I was upset with FOX? Now I know better.

Owen Thurman

[User Picture]From: zanthinegirl
Wednesday 5 Oct 2011 at 03:41 am (UTC)

Amazon/publishers does/do the same thing when they make kindle ebooks more expensive than real books. Particularly for books that I already own on paper. Does that make me buy the real book? No, it makes me head to teh interwebs. Well thought out business plan, guys!
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[User Picture]From: xc_runner50
Wednesday 5 Oct 2011 at 06:09 am (UTC)
Hulu is still around? Amazing. I changed how I got a hold of my TV shows/movies a year a two ago. I download everything and watch it at my leisure. Though I don't use peer 2 peer any longer.
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