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What we put on hold, and why l Chuck's World


Last updated 9/5/2018 at Noon

On Sept. 3, 2011, I stuck an envelope in a mailbox and made a note of the date. It felt like it might be significant.

I don’t know that it was, although it apparently felt significant enough to post about it on Facebook. Facebook decided it was significant enough to remind me, seven years later, and so here we are.

It was a red envelope, if that helps.

After 10 years of renting DVDs from Netflix, we’d reached a technological watershed that I’d been waiting for. The past few years had been stunning in terms of online video, with the introduction of YouTube in 2005 and the rapidly in...

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