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October 10, 2005

Mickey DVD's

Just add a satellite wireless ISP and a solar panel, and you could put this kiosk anywhere.

Alas, the kiosks are glorified vending machines. Before I looked into the technology, I wondered whether it was feasible to build a DVD kiosk out of a DVD burner, a credit card reader, and a high-speed internet connection running, say BitTorrent. Not yet, maybe. Not that Hollywood would be likely to go down this road, but a studio that licensed its library and created a real Celestial Jukebox — at $1 to burn a disk — might put a real dent in Blockbuster’s business, and even take some wind out of the DVD-burner supply house known as NetFlix.

 

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Posted on October 10, 2005 09:40 PM by bittor482.
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