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Old February 26 2015, 12:55 AM   #1846
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Re: DS9 on blu ray?

Another thing to possible consider is the definition of rural. in the UK you can be classified as rural and as a said earlier only be a few miles away from a city, in other countries that might not be the same. And as others have said the internet is becomming more of a necessity rather than a nice to have. As someone mentioned above someone needed to have an e-mail address to simply apply for a job. How long before we have to fill in for example tax forms online only?

With regards to physical media some people will allways want a physical copy, will ebooks fully replace paper books? Perhaps.

Perhaps we may go down the route of if you want a physical copy of a film/TV series they are made to order directly from the studio/network.
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Old February 26 2015, 01:38 AM   #1847
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Another thing to possible consider is the definition of rural. in the UK you can be classified as rural and as a said earlier only be a few miles away from a city, in other countries that might not be the same.
Probably depends on your population density. If it graduaally fades away from the city center you have suburbs and then exurbs and then rural.

If the concentraion just stops and you have primarily empty fields, then yes...you'd probably be considered rural. All depends if you have X people/square mile.

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And as others have said the internet is becomming more of a necessity rather than a nice to have.
Using the internet to pay bills and connect with the outside world: Necessity
Using the internet to stream HD content: Not.


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As someone mentioned above someone needed to have an e-mail address to simply apply for a job.
An outlier and it was probably for a job that required some sort of internet connection for work related communication. Certainly not the norm.

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How long before we have to fill in for example tax forms online only?
The government (of the US and I'm sure the UK) is always as efficient as the lowest common denominator. I'm sure we're going that way, but we're decades off.

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With regards to physical media some people will allways want a physical copy, will ebooks fully replace paper books? Perhaps.
We're even farther away from that. Printed books have been around 600 years. DVDs have been around 15. There's a romance behind books, not so much with anything else.

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Perhaps we may go down the route of if you want a physical copy of a film/TV series they are made to order directly from the studio/network.
Like how you can mail order VHS tapes of classic Doctor Who directly from the BBC today?

No. They're going away. A company won't fund an operation to please a tiny fraction of a minority of fans of some show. Everything they do is for profit. They're not a charity. If you don't catch up then you're going to be left behind.
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Old February 26 2015, 06:50 AM   #1848
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How long before we have to fill in for example tax forms online only?
The government (of the US and I'm sure the UK) is always as efficient as the lowest common denominator. I'm sure we're going that way, but we're decades off.
Australia is already there. In this country, the default way to do our taxes is via a downloadable program called 'eTax', and the default way to lodge them is on the internet. The only way that people without an internet connection can lodge a tax return these days is to get their accountant to do it for them.

Only a few years ago they used to send around a physical book called a 'Tax Pack' to every address, but they don't bother with it anymore.
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