Obsessive DVD Collectors
from the collect-them-all! dept
DVDs have taken off well beyond the expectations of most people. At best, the studios hoped that they would replace videotapes as rentals of choice, but very few people expected so many people to start buying DVDs. Now, as DVD prices continue to drop, many people are amassing huge DVD collections for their home theaters and are discovering a problem: how do they manage their collections. Some are using the same software video rental stores use, while a number of other alternative applications and websites are showing up to let people track their own (and others) DVD libraries. The article includes the story of a guy who was hired by a wealthy business man to go out and collect a huge personal library so that he could watch just about any movie he wanted at home whenever he wanted. It all seems a bit… obsessive. You would think that some of these people would just be better off with a Netflix account.