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View Poll Results: For my stay on a desert island, I choose...
My friends 19 65.52%
My music 10 34.48%
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:45 AM   #1
SteveDallas
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Choose carefully

In this interesting article on copyright, Cory Doctorow writes:
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If I sent you to a desert island and told you to choose between your records and your friends, you'd be a sociopath if you chose the music.
Well? What'll it be?
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:49 AM   #2
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What kind of friend would I be if I wished my friends would also be stranded on a desert island? I choose music. Besides, the island's resources won't support more than one person, so I'd have to kill them anyway. Lord of the flies.
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:53 AM   #3
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Can I take my music and a DJ?
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:02 PM   #4
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I'd take a friend. That way I could make a raft out of him.
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:13 PM   #5
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You can't eat records, can you?
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:51 PM   #6
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I choose friends so I can eat them when I run out of food.
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:08 PM   #7
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If I chose my friends they'd all be pissed that I chose them and wouldn't be friends anymore.
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:32 PM   #8
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Friends. They taste better.
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:57 PM   #9
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If I bring friends then we can make instruments and sing in harmony, too.
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:00 PM   #10
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:41 PM   #11
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I have to agree with the above there. You are rotten if you ask your friends to stay stranded with you on an island. Of course I am a sociopath so I think "differently" about these things.
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:55 PM   #12
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I choose my friends -- that is friends, plural -- because eventually they would help me figure out how the hell to get off the island!
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:00 PM   #13
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Music, every time [/sociopath].
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:42 PM   #14
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Let me amend my previous answer.

There are days when I would WISH to be stranded on an island with nothing but music.

Those are the days when the people in my life are driving me NUTS.

In other words, 364 out of the year.
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:47 PM   #15
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I'd choose my friends, the good ones who'd make excellent breeding stock and we'd forge our own civilization and all live happily ever after.

The rest of you can go sit in a sound booth for all we care.
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