Is It Time to Say Goodbye to the Disc and Other Physical Media?
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This all begs the question: is the disc going away? The infographic below investigates, and the answer, though not necessarily surprising, is fascinating.

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  1. Anonymous
    July 10, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    The problem is that people don't, can't buy digital. They can only license it. If I have a disc, I can lend it to a friend, trade it in, sell it, or just file it away. I can switch devices, OSs, service providers, and my CDs and DVDs will still play. Ultimately, I want to be able to say "this is mine."

  2. Anonymous
    July 10, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Say goodbye, I hope not. I built my latest PC with a 16 TB RAID to download my PC games from Steam. Imagine having to download and install games All the time; imagine the needed bandwith. The latest Batman Games was a 50GB install that took nearly a day on my crappy internet connection. I like the means of being able to go a store, or order the media and install locally. I purchased GTA 5 and picked up from a store; the local install took about an hours for 65GB. And My Xbox One? I have over 70 games; physical media. I can't imagine download all that, much less all the various updates. and how are people suppose to sell downloaded games?

  3. Anonymous
    July 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Evolution and changes are always intresting !!!

  4. Anonymous
    July 10, 2015 at 5:24 am

    "Is It Time to Say Goodbye to the Disc and Other Physical Media?" - I hope not.. I still prefer to have my movies and TV shows on disc then transfer them to my home server for consumption. I do prefer to buy digital music because it's not encrypted and I can put it wherever I want. I guess that's what the whole thing comes down to: Can I do what I want with what I've purchased? No? forget it. Yes? Bring it on.