Growing up, Blockbuster was the place to go to get videos. When I was a kid, we’d drive down to the now-shuttered big, bright corner store in Santa Monica to pick out movies to watch. Later, in college, I patronized Berkeley’s local indie shop Reel Video (also now defunct) on the rare occasions that I wanted to rent something. But by my junior year in college (2003), I—along with millions of Americans—discovered Netflix, and happily devoured as many films as I could. Read the full story at ARS Technica.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.