Yesterday I published an article entitled CD and DVD Drives are Disappearing. Media expert Eric Garland apparently agrees. This morning, CNET News published an article by Greg Sandoval, Is Netflix killing DVDs like Apple killed floppies? Sandoval's article was an interview of Big Champagne CEO Eric Garland.
Garland looked at different statistics than I did. I concentrated on the disappearance of CD and DVD drives from Windows netbooks and Macintosh computers while Sandoval quotes Eric Garland's information about Netflix, the largest provider of rental DVD disks in the world. In fact, Netflix is converting these DVD rental customers to download customers.
While Sandoval, Garland, and I focused on different factors, we all came to the same conclusion: "...the DVD is a product that is being abandoned organically."