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by cheapLEY @, Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 14:22 (277 days ago) @ breitzen

The other side is that even framing this as about art muddies the waters. I bought an entertainment product, but that product has changed and become something other than the thing I explicitly purchased.

When George Lucas made the newest cut of Star Wars, he didn’t come to your house and swap your old copy for the new one. Bungie, on the other hand, totally did.

Let be clear that I totally don’t give a shit that they did, but it is something worth discussing. I think preservation is sort of a silly goal just for its own sake. The Mona Lisa could be destroyed tomorrow, and while that would be unfortunate based purely on principle, the world wouldn’t be any poorer for it—it’s been so thoroughly documented at this point, that it wouldn’t really matter that the original is gone.

Cody’s own efforts to record every Dinklebot line mean that even though you can’t play the game in that state, that work still persists in the world.


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