It's never really ok, but in Nvidia's case, when you need a giant leap in tech and haven't really been able to make that happen, or have stronger competition now, how else are you going to keep your shareholders happy?
Lot's of tricksters these days. Way too much? How about a little less or a free something relatively cheap? Like this game? Keep paying if you want to keep playing (without getting pwned). Hooked by the story so far? Just wait until you see what it's really about, if you even notice.
It's surprising how many people don't see this (besides kids), or those who do and just go along with it. Then there's those who wear rose colored glasses and think it's all just mistake after mistake, bad and poor decisions, or coincidence. How many wrong's before they become a right?
I guess just be thankful you're not one of those getting screwed, or screwed less royally hopefully. People. Can't live with them. Can't play multiplayer without them.
And this is why over the past decade, that I've started to see Shareholders as becoming a vastly growing problem to this industry, because we have stopped being people who buy and make a company what they are, to cattle that gets farmed, and tricked into doing what they want, while Shareholders are now the main customers, the ones who don't even play the games.
I honestly find shareholding problematic, because at it's deepest core, it's basically you playing another more intricate form of the lottery, only instead of buying a few tickets, you're buying shares in a company, in the hopes you'll win big payouts, and well, that's rng, and rng isn't exactly a reliable thing to base your entire life on, if you really want to get somewhere (you know, like companies that stop taking risks, and instead rely on random dart throws at a board to see what sticks, instead of being steadfast and doing something new and sticking to it).
Ultimately, we're being used, and the shareholders aren't fully getting psyched like we are, and that's what I find twisted, because although we're not buying shares in the hundreds or thousands, we're still paying over the long-term with these newly added boxes, MT's, increase in prices and such, and it all goes back to shareholders wanting to be appeased over us, which is just pure selfish greed.
I know the function that shareholders provide, but really, we've not had shareholders like the modern era in the old ages, which proves we did survive and thrive without them before, it's just that now they are stupidly and heavily relied upon more than the customer, and I feel like that's where we've messed up.
I just wish we could go back to the days when we were the real and true customer, and not taken for granted and psyched/mocked into buying what is sold to us.
Step right up come on in, feel the buzz in your veins, I'm like an chemical electrical right into your brain and I'm the one who killed the Radio, soon you'll all see
So pay up motherfuckers you belong to "V"