I have a feeling, somewhere deep in my urinary tract, that 2010 will be the year that I can finally live digitally. By this I mean that I can get through life without buying a physical piece of media. Be that DVD, Blu-ray, CD, Book, Magazine or any other thing that has a physical existence.
Instead I shall be surviving on a diet of purely digital media – downloads of music, films and books.
iTunes, Amazon, Indie download services.
Waterstones, Kindle store, Direct from publishers.
Direct download services like Steam, Direct to drive, XBox live and Playstation Network.
Drive Thru RPG.
Now… here is the problem – there current;y aren't any decent comic download services. I have huge hopes for Longbox – and a prediction that it will be available pretty much out the box with the 'Apple iSlate'. Until then, well I'm afraid it'll be the decent webcomics like Freakangels and Darth and Droids.
All of these are legal downloads – I'm fully aware that I could hit the torrent sites and download things while breaching copyright laws. But I won't. The idea is to do it all legally. I think that this is the first year that I can do this without missing out on much. Sure there are publishers who won't make their books available for me to download – they won't get my money. There are games companies who don't make their games available for download – they won't get my money. There are bands and record companies that won't let me download their music – then they too won't get my money.