Dec 06, 2005

near-instant gratification

Byrne’s got a great post on Majordojo, Kill Your Cable Television, where he outlines an interesting plan for Netflix – near-instant delivery of recently aired episodes of popular television shows.  Why wait a year for a season of Lost to come out on DVD?  If the iTMS can ship it in a week, then Netflix should be able to aggregate a few recent episodes onto a DVD and ship it to subscribers.  Netflix’s lack of jewel boxes turns out to be a strategic advantage over retail (and not just a logistical/shipping advantage) in this scenario…