... and I hope that the benefits of a quality web-based delivery like quicker turn-around, more time-sensitive content (Adobe LR tutorial), as well as the potential for lower production costs(?) will lead to the utilization of these alternative deliveries in our near future.
Amen to all that you suggest Jeff!
As far as I am concerned the less 'process' that gets between what I create and what you view the better. We have always said that DVD-Video was an interim step until the 'pipes' & technology are big enough to allow viewers good quality over some sort of 'net delivery. Just as movie theatres are now starting to convert to digital delivery, we too will make the transition to no bits of plastic, no paper packaging, and above all no middleman delivery problems such as we experience with a fulfillment house, the mail and other clumsy & expensive hard package delivery systems. Bring it on!!
The reality is however, that the nirvana I describe is closer today than a week ago, but still someways off.