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A generous helping of shutdown-induced free time has allowed me to catch up on my ridiculous backlog of movies on disc.
Note “movies on disc.” I think it’s safe to say that I don’t personally know anyone who owns as many movies as I do in a physical form. I also own a healthy number of television shows on disc, as well as myriad sports-related selections. In all, I would estimate that I have something like 2,000 discs worth of content, all of which I keep in simple albums for the sake of efficient storage, allowing all of this material to occupy only two small shelves on a bookcase in my den.
Why do I own so many discs in an era in which streaming is now the preferred format?