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The DVD revolution

By Mark Cousins   March 2004

It isn’t necessary to look at the sales figures to know that there has been something remarkable about the rise of digital video discs (DVDs) in the past six years. They are the fastest growing entertainment technology of all time. In what seems like an instant, they have appeared at the front of music stores, in supermarket aisles, and under our noses when we pay for petrol.

Design gurus have theories about why certain objects infiltrate our lives without resistance, and certainly the thin, light-refracting slickness of the disc – the brittle, magical fact that something that small can contain…

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