Between digital downloads, Netflix and DVD vending machines, some say Blockbuster is a dinosaur. That makes sense, since the Internet is taking over the universe. Consumers want to click or text — not drive, walk or reach for their landline (gasp) telephones. Soon every 10-year-old will have a smart phone.
This Onion News Network video pokes fun at the Blockbuster’s traditional brick-and-mortar renting:
While amusing, the Onion’s spoof may come to fruition if Blockbuster’s bankruptcy rumors are accurate. The company’s SEC filing earlier this week warned of a possible bankruptcy reorganization, and the company recently announced it will sell its European outlets.
I still visit actual Blockbuster stores. In fact, I have a video due back this evening. I understand that I can do this online or through the mail, but sometimes I just feel like browsing the aisles. And, though it may sound silly, between work and graduate school, I don’t want to spend any more time in front of a computer. On the other hand, maybe I’m the dinosaur.