Digital deliver: Ubiquitous?

blog.pmarca.com: Astonishing, flabbergasting, mindblowing fact of the day, EMI edition.

EMI, the big music company, spends 25 million pounds a year "to scrap unsold CDs".

That’s about $50 million — a year.

To destroy unsold physical inventory in a world of ubiquitous digital distribution.

Only one thing: for a lot of the world, digital deliver isn’t ubiquitous. Even in the UK the majority of households are only just getting broadband – a prerequisite for digital distribution. Of course, in time they will – but Marc needs to remember that not everyone in the world lives like a dotcom millionaire :)