I really don’t like generational claims to exceptionalism, but if there’s an aspect of life that is unique to our age it is the scope and speed of change in society.
Here’s a video about the locations of video rental change Blockbuster in the US between 1986 and 2019.
If your attention span doesn’t extend to the three and a quarter minutes the clip runs the chain rises to a high of 5,700 locations in 2005 before falling to a solitary outlet.
If that pace doesn’t give you pause consider that two different forms of content storage and delivery, video cassette and video discs have come and pretty much gone with streaming the public’s generally preferred format presently.
We had a Blockbuster here in Mount Gambier. More recently our last video rental outlet closed down.
It’s been replaced by a fitness centre, of all things.

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