Bye-Bye Blockbuster

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Well at least some may be celebrating the closure of Blockbuster's remaining stores. Todd Leopold at CNN reports:

On Wednesday, DISH Network, which purchased Blockbuster in 2011, announced it was closing the chain's 300 remaining U.S.-based retail stores, as well as its distribution centers.

"Consumer demand is clearly moving to digital distribution of video entertainment," said DISH president and CEO Joseph P. Clayton in the press release about the closures. His statement echoes many from recent years about the migration of entertainment from physical objects -- CDs, DVDs, books, games -- to bits, bytes and pixels available on various screens and portable devices.


"The Onion, of course, nailed it. In a 2008 video headlined 'Historic 'Blockbuster' Store Offers Glimpse Of How Movies Were Rented In The Past,' the satiric site showcased a Michigan venue that 'aims to transport visitors to a time before the Internet.'"

Full article: Your late fees are waived: Blockbuster closes

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