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Netflix Killing DVDs like Apple Killed Floppies?

cheezitmike (537630) writes | more than 2 years ago

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cheezitmike (537630) writes "While there has been lots of outcry about Netflix separating DVD service from streaming service, streaming media expert Eric Garland says they're just doing to the DVD what Apple did to the floppy disk. "I was reminded of so many precedents: Facebook revamping its user interface, the introduction of the first Blueberry iMac, the one with the conspicuously missing 3.5-inch floppy drive on the front. All of these were moments when there was a paradigm shift that led to an immediate public outcry. People made a lot of noise and had a lot of complaints. People were very upset about these shifts...until they weren't. In the news cycle, the outcry is significant and it is problematic, but it's also important to note how quickly these things are forgotten.""
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On the contrary (1)

asto21 (1797450) | more than 2 years ago | (#36847082)

On the contrary, the reason for netflix pushing up the prices was that more people wanted DVDs shipped to them.
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