Why purchase a DVD ?

I always thought of CDs and DVDs as an unpractical medium for storage and use, so I avoid using them as much as possible. They are fragile:

  • you mustn't touch 50% of the object
  • it can break or scratch very very easily
  • to hot or to cold and it can break
  • it's extremely voluminous (compared to hard drive, SD cards, etc)
Today I was reminded something that I had completely forgotten as I so rarely get to watch DVDs, (I own 2 DVDs, one bought in 2000, and one gift still plasti-wrapped).

I am glad I haven't spent money on anything like this because I probably would throw a freaking fit.