A few days ago, I received a message from GraphicAudio, an audiobook producer and retailer. Among the notes... Then, this past week, I was in both Costco and Sam's Club in the North Dallas area purchasing two new HDTVs (a 32" 1080p and a 50" 4K model.... both Roku enabled). One thing that I noticed was the almost-complete absence of BluRay or DVD players, or, for that matter, CDs, DVDs, and BluRays. In recent months, there was the possibility of recent hits showing up. Not anymore. I'm not too terribly surprised. The home media market took a sizable hit with the great recession of 2008, with several anime producers going completely out of business. Paramount only remastered the original Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation for BluRay including re-doing the effects. Fox only released the first season of the The Oroville on DVD--no BluRay-- with the second season coming out only on DVD. The trend is towards streaming media and digital downloads. This makes sense because of the lower costs and increased profit margin.... provided you have a good high-speed connection. There is also the physical space taken up.... namely none... in a digital download. I know that my entire audiobook collection exists either as a Audible subscription or MP3 downloads.... not a physical disc in sight. Audiobooks tend to be single-listen throughs anyways. Software? Beyond the OS, all of my software purchases have been digital, and if it's games, it's probably through Steam. Still, there is that physical and tactile response that one gets that is missing with a digital download. I know that my copy of a CD or a movie, once I purchase it, is mine "forever". A digital copy, however, is dependent on the online service, and since it's a license, my purchase can be temporarily or permanently revoked. Thoughts?