By the way, after this coming Christmas, I'll bet the gap between the DVD
haves and havenots in your community closes considerably...
At 11:44 AM 08/22/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>> ..one could, of course, make the case that availability, easy access, (and
>> fervent publicity) fire demand...not the other way around. I've always
>> been a big fan of building the field of dreams, and then standing by with
>> bountiful popcorn and peanuts...
>A few weeks ago it was a announced that sales of DVD players had reached the
>3 million mark.
>That's about the population size of my home city of Toronto -- a relatively
>small fraction of the rest of the continent (let alone the world). So what
>is the rest of the population suppose to do when libraries choose to serve
>the minority instead of the majority?
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