@CNET Remeber going to BB on a friday night, with the endless possibilities of what to watch and the promise of pop and popcorn?? AWESOME
— Pat Daigle (@patdaigle3) November 6, 2013
The once mighty and ubiquitous neon light of Blockbuster will soon go dark. The chain -- owned by Dish for the past couple of years -- will shut down all its remaining stores and discontinue its DVDs-by-mail service over the next few months.
Blockbuster was once a titan of home entertainment, coming to dominate the DVD rental world in the late 1990s and early 2000s before broadband and names like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu started to chip away at the convenience of a neighborhood store with the trademark blue awning.
The company went from being on top of the world to a dinosaur of the entertainment world so quickly my brain has a hard time placing it in the timeline of my life.… Read more