Blockbuster laughed at Netflix partnership offer in 2000

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    Blockbuster laughed at Netflix partnership offer | Media Maverick - CNET News

    Interesting article that gives a little insight into just how underestimated the internet was and how today's laughing stock idea could be tomorrow's newest multi-billion company.
     
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    Now we laugh at Blockbuster, hahahahahahaha!!!
     
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    Book stores will be the next out of the door, with banks and sticks and bricks colleges other than labs soon to follow.
     
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    First the revenue potential was overestimated (note the internet bubble) then it was underestimated by some.

    But what I am seeing is the steady growth of internet sales and services.

    Sure I still buy most things in local stores, but every year I find that some things I used to buy at local stores, I'm buying online.

    I pay my bills online, now, too.

    WE are, as a society, increasingly dependent on the NET.

    Hell, we've even got an international CYBER WAR being conducted by cyber anarchists who are pissed about the WIKILEAKS affair.

    Now perhaps this development doesn't impress some of you, but to me, this is SCIENCE FICTION come to life.
     

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