iTunes / AppleTV movie rentals: a user point of view

At MacWorld in January 2008, Apple announced the shift from purchasing videos through iTunes to renting them (from the US store for now, with other countries to certainly follow). At the same time, they introduced updates to the software for iPods, iPhones and the Apple TV to make it all work together. And the other big news was the introduction of a digital copy on certain DVDs you can buy in stores (in North America). At about the same time, the “war” between HD-DVD and Blu-Ray is (already? / finally?) coming to an end with the solution backed by Sony in the lead. Having (almost) all the devices that form the iTunes ecosystem, I needed to give it a try.
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Must see movie: An Inconvenient Truth

Yes, I know this isn’t a book, but it felt like a good place to post this entry… so here I go: Over the holidays, I watched the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” on Al Gore’s campaign to promote the issue of global warming as a recognized problem worldwide. To make it short, go an get a copy, watch it and start taking action!

There is so much that could be said about the content of that DVD and why we all need to take action today, that I could write multiple blog entries about this… I am going to simply recommend you go to the Inconvenient Truth web site and find out more for yourself. Instead of looking at the message, I wanted to share my thoughts from a content delivery perspective.

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