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Weblog:   NetFlix for Free . . . Plus a DVD-Copying Tip
Subject:   Free?
Date:   2005-10-13 04:17:07
From:   marriott
This is only a free alternative to Netflix if your time is worthless. You pay for Netflix because you're paying to have the movies delivered in a timely manner at your doorstep.
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  • David Battino photo Worthless?
    2005-10-17 11:04:24  David Battino | O'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Oh, I agree that Netflix is more convenient and well-stocked, and for many people, that’s worth paying for. But I go to the library regularly anyway, so there’s no time penalty: I just swing through the Reserves section on my way to the checkout desk and grab my DVDs.

    I used the Netflix analogy because it was an intriguing way to describe the library’s service. Both systems let you order digital media online, then deliver it in a physical format. —David

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