DVDs Are The Last Hard Data Format
from the not-if-Hollywood-can-help-it dept
George Colony is predicting that DVDs are the last “hard” data format for carrying around bits. Instead, we’ll just have everything on the network, and you can access your movies and music and whatever else from anywhere with any device. Why carry around a DVD when you can just download the movie? Of course, this makes sense to a bunch of people, and it’s been discussed to death. The entrenched entertainment industry will fight this as much as possible, but they won’t be able to hold back. If they realize in time what’s going to happen, they might be able to embrace it and survive. If they continue to fight it, it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy, and those companies will go out of business (while others start to make lots of money based on new business models).