— Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine from Casablanca, 1942
You are Here » News Chat » Disposable DVD Concept is as Disposable as the Product.
October 31, 2003
Disposable DVD Concept is as Disposable as the Product.
— Posted by John Campea
Today, by a landslide, the “Unwanted Bastard Child of Consumer Shopping Habits” award goes to: the ez-D. A wonderful product that gives me the dubious honour of saying:
“See? I told ya.”
Today, (actually yesterday because I’m staying up too late), even though Disney hasn’t released official numbers, retail outlets reported that the test-locations for the ez-D are selling about as well as 8-track tapes. And frankly, at the risk of sounding crass, I say “No F#@$ing S#!t.” Again, I sadly report that no one paid me 4 million dollars to see this coming from 140 fathoms away.
As I first mentioned MONTHS ago, the Disposable DVD was a concept put in motion by Flexplay, but financially backed by Disney. You buy it, watch it and 2 days later, the entire DVD is useless and you throw it away. Simple, straightforward and horribly dumb.
Here’s the funny part – the Motley Fool (www.fool.com) reported back on June 4th that Michael Eisner – the CEO of Disney himself – said of the Disposable DVD project “which I think probably won’t work.” WON’T WORK?!?! Ya Think?!?! But they did it anyway!!! Imagine being so wildly rich that you could pour millions of dollars into a project that you figure will flop regardless! – I can’t even get around this. Then again, that sounds remarkably similar to my college experience. Speaking of which, Michael – since you’ve literally got money to throw away, I have this Student Loan….
Either way folks, Motley Fool suggests you go out and buy one because they are future collector’s items. Or coasters. Like those AOL things.
This post was written by :
Around the Web