Mail Stripper

“Shortly before Netflix broke it off from video streaming in 2011, the DVD-by-mail service boasted more than 16 million subscribers. That number has steadily dwindled and the service’s eventual demise became apparent as the idea of waiting for the U.S. Postal Service to deliver entertainment became woefully outdated.” Netflix will end its DVD-by-mail service. From cool to woefully outdated in just a few years. Now Netflix’s DVD business knows what it feels like to be a parent.

+ You won’t be reading about Netflix in the latest issue of a print computer magazine. With Maximum PC and MacLife’s abandonment of print, the dead-tree era of computer journalism is officially over.

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