It also bothers me that magicians managed for hundreds of years to learn from books, but now that videos are available, so many people "can't learn from books". Can't or don't want to?-JT
Magic has been around for what, we would probably think several thousand years?? Think of it this way...there was probably a point in time when you could realistically say "Magicians managed for hundreds of years to learn from word of mouth and other magicians, but now that BOOKS are available, so many people "can't learn from word of mouth." Can't or don't want to?"
Technology exists to make things easier and more comfortable for people. For hundreds of years people drilled holes in each others heads to relieve headaches, got pneumonia and were as good as dead, traveled for days to go 100 miles, and waited weeks for a message to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Today we don't have any of these things to deal with...would YOU rather go back to the old way of doing them, or stick with the modern way that is easier and more convenient??
I do agree that the title of the DVD might be slightly misleading, and I'm not saying that there aren't better values out there. I got this DVD for free with an order of some D'Lites that I had been planning on getting. I watched it and learned a few new tricks that I didn't know before, but to me the real value comes from what I'll be doing with it next...I'm going to be giving it to my little nephew (who is too young for any serious magic books) for a birthday present. If it can get him interested in magic, then the $30 price tag would have been well worth it to me, and would be infinitely more valuable to him than any book would be any time soon...