It looks like Walgreen’s will be getting into the movie-burning business using something called Qflix.. The iPod has taught consumers that the movie is not the media; in fact, movies can be represented as digital files on a computer without any media involved whatsoever. The digital movie burning kiosk is an ideal technology to bridge the gap between the media age and the era of digital delivery.
The PC is emerging as a cheap fixed-price machine that is tending towards $100 or less. As such, there will be computers everywhere and they will be really cheap to upgrade and replace. While this is certainly going to drive the convergence market (IPTV, PVR, gaming console, etc.), it will make consumers think differently about computers.
While new versions of your software should be getting incrementally better, sometimes the next version just seems to get worse. Why is this? Jeff Atwood argues that good software can spoil as a result of feature creep adding enough new features to generate revenue. Does this mean that all commercial software will inevitably spoil?