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by ssp — Sep 14
The 'don't lose disks' positive point seems to be (more than) weighed out by the backup problem you describe. I tent to hear more stories about people losing computer files than stories about people losing physical media. Most notably, people often lose computer files by some technological fault rather than their own, while they are usually to blame themselves when losing a CD or DVD.

I'd also add the DRM problem to the negative list. A DVD will play on loads of devices - many computers, even slightly older ones, and pretty much regardless of their operating system, those 25 Euro Chinese DVD players they are selling everywhere, and so on... this isn't true for the DRMed downloads which require a relatively recent Mac or Windows computer and most likely will require you to have one if you want to enjoy Toy Story ten years down the road.
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