The Death of Discs An exclusive post from the newsletter

Sometimes when I write about the passage of physical media, as I did in today’s post about Netflix’s discs-by-mail service, I worry a little that people will think I actually like it. On the contrary, I find discs to be cumbersome, burdensome and ugly. But what I do like is the idea that I own a disc. Owning media is a good thing; as I wrote in this post back in November, I wish that there was some kind of relationship between renting and owning in digital media. Oh well.

Anyway, if you have a fondness of Netflix’s envelopes, you might also check out this Pinterest board of doodles on those envelopes. People like physical stuff. Who knew?

Cheers from New York,

P.S. My book is still on sale at a huge discount right now: