Since I submitted the story to Slashdot about Wal-Mart entering Netflix’s online DVD renting space, I thought I should probably clarify my statement that “At the very least, that’s not going to be good for business.” It’s a reference to a hilarious Seinfeld episode about Kenny Rogers’ Roasters.
Personally, I think this is going to be very good for business. I’m a big fan of Wal-Mart and I think their entry both legitimizes the market and increases the innovation there. I mostly meant that their entry isn’t going to be good for Netflix’s business and anyone who thinks differently is probably an ex-high official of the Iraqi Information Ministry.
I’m still surprised that my story generated 642 comments. Wow!
[UPDATE 7/13/03: I got a record 662 page views off of that story. Very neat!]