Daring Fireball attempts to be pithy about Blockbuster’s new kiosks. ‘Cept — there’s now a bunch of self-service kiosks in my local Kroger. You can check your own groceries, you can buy flowers and other miscellaneous items from vending machines, you can exchange your own tank of propane, so on so forth — but the busiest one of them all is the self-service movie rental machine that burns a DVD for you. You can ‘recycle’ them at the kiosk, but you don’t have to return them, and it’s only a buck or two.
Sounds like Blockbuster’s just catching up with the competition (finally) to me.