Jason Snell on Disappearing Media ➝

I worry about relying on streaming media services  for all of my music and video. Streaming services work fine for the most part, but occasionally shows or music disappear. This time it’s Battlestar Galactica and next time it could be something you, personally, are in the middle of watching.

The convenience of having all of this content readily available is incredible. But, sometimes I miss the days when I owned physical media with the content I wanted. It’s a lot more difficult for media companies to take away my ability to watch their content when I have a disc or tape of it.