Since Netflix launched in 1999, we've seen a whole new world of movie rentals. The Blockbuster giant has fallen into monetary turmoil and imminent demise, and the days of strolling to the local video store and pouring over the titles are fading into obscurity. First it was for discs-by-mail, an option that would bring cinematic goodness to your snail-mail box on a regular basis. But even that faded before it could become a mainstay. Now it's all about streaming.
If there is any sign that we're moving towards intangible storage techniques for our films, it's the fact that three years after Netflix's streaming option descended, it's now bigger than disc rentals through the mail.