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A decade's difference in computers and video editing - 4/28/2016 10:32:49 AM   
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Remember 10 years ago, when the big topic of discussion was HD-DVD vs BluRay?

Remember 10 years ago, when Pinnacle/Avid released Studio 10.5 Titanium edition?

And when Travis White - Product Manager for Studio - announced that the promised fixes to Studio 9 were cancelled because Studio 10 was so bad that it sucked all of the life out of Pinnacle (OK, he didn't actually say *that*, but we all knew what he meant!), meaning the one Studio product (9) that actually worked back then was left with a load of known issues "forever"?

And when in response Romskye said something about Pinnacle Development "clearing the decks" and (for some reason) got censured (and censored) on the Pinnacle Forums?

Remember 10 years ago when we started hearing about the "next new up and coming Operating System from Microsoft, called "Vista"?

And when no one had an "iPhone"? When Twitter hadn't yet been introduced?

What a difference just 10 years can make!

What other differences do you remember?
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RE: A decade's difference in computers and video editing - 5/1/2016 11:10:43 AM   
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I can't remember what happened 10 days ago.

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RE: A decade's difference in computers and video editing - 5/9/2016 5:35:59 AM   
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RE: A decade's difference in computers and video editing - 5/11/2016 8:47:38 AM   
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I think I'm officially getting old, now - at least, some of the things my Dad says are starting to come out of *my* mouth.

I was somewhat taken aback the other day when I saw it was now $25 to get a car tire patched.

When I worked at Sears back in the '80s, we charged (IIRC) $8.50 if a customer carried in their tire to dismount, patch, and remount a the tire, and another $1.50 if we had to remove and replace the wheel from the car.

Now, apparently, there is only one button on the computer for "fix a flat", so it costs $25 if you carry in a wheel, $25 if you drive in with a leak, $25 if you bring in a separate tire and rim, etc. (See, a "computer" connection, so it's OK to put into this thread...)

So, first I thought "$25? Ouch!". Then I started thinking about paying someone to fix flats. If they are good, *maybe* a motivated "flat-fixer" could average 3 repairs, or $75 an hour. For that $75, you have to pay the tire-monkey's full benefit load (even if it's just salary plus Social Security, it can't be negligible), pay the depreciation on all the equipment involved, pay for the bay and lift (in the case the car is there), pay for the consumables, and (hopefully) make a bit of profit. If that's the case, I wonder how they can even *justify* the trouble of fixing flats?!!

All I can say is, flat repair must be a "loss-leader" - if they can get customers coming through, maybe they'll buy their next set of tires / get alignments / pay for rotations / etc. at the shop.

And then my Dad said he remembered when patching a (tube-type) tire only cost $1, so I didn't feel *quite* so old, then.
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RE: A decade's difference in computers and video editing - 5/16/2016 2:52:47 PM   
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It would probably have been a good thing to have a flat tire 10 years ago. You would then not be paying $3.50+ for a gallon of gas to drive around. Of course, it would have been better to get a flat in 2008, when gas hit more than $4.50.

And Tesla had not built any production cars 10 years ago.

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RE: A decade's difference in computers and video editing - 5/17/2016 7:12:56 AM   
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It would probably have been a good thing to have a flat tire 10 years ago. You would then not be paying $3.50+ for a gallon of gas to drive around. Of course, it would have been better to get a flat in 2008, when gas hit more than $4.50.

And Tesla had not built any production cars 10 years ago.

Boy, I can tell you live in California. In the heartland (or, basically mostly anywhere but California or Hawaii) gasoline prices are +$.50/gal lower than what you're referencing. Checking today's prices, $0.77/gal, in fact. At least you make up for it by having cheaper electricity and water -- oh, never mind that either.

Today, look at "minutes worth of take-home pay required per gallon of gasoline" and I'd guess you'll (probably) see that gasoline has never been cheaper. Taxes and medical (again, probably) not so much...
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RE: A decade's difference in computers and video editing - 6/1/2016 6:58:24 AM   
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Been trying to access Forums since Jan. Each time, I get this:

OK. Can't upload Image. HTTP 500 Error Message.

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RE: A decade's difference in computers and video editing - 6/1/2016 9:05:06 AM   
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A decade's worth of indifference toward the forum software?

I suspect Facebook (and maybe Twitter, et. al.) ended up draining the forum "community" both here and at Pinnacle. A lot of the stuff we used to share with each other on forums (I'm guessing) is ending up on a timeline -- "somewhere else".

Guess that makes a decade's worth of difference in online communities...

Oh, here's another difference. According to the Associated Press styleguide, yesterday was the last day that we should "use the Internet" to "get on the Web". As of today (1 June), we must "use the internet" to "get on the web" -- "internet" and "web" no longer being proper nouns.

THAT'S going to be a hard habit for this old man to break, let me tell ya!
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