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Old 02-06-2008   #2
rlpiii
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Default Re: Are servers the new media?

DVD and CD changers have been around for a long time. You can easily set them to random play. If something happens to your changer, you don't loose all your media content. I like media servers too, just not the idea of we no longer need CD/DVD/BD/HD DVD etc. I really like the idea of actually owning a physical hard copy of the artistic content purchased - like almost everyone that reads books, magazines, and buys paintings or other 2D works of art, they like to have the physical copy or original piece of art.

Books on CD and downloadable books from the internet have been around for way over a decade, but you still see bookstores selling paper copies, and probably will for a long time to come.

There are even still, people that can't stop using vinyl records (probably on this forum) that have no intention of quitting any time soon.

So, I think getting people to move to only downloadable media will take a long, long time.
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