Great service

I have been a subscriber at Digitarian for half a year now. Digitarian is a Danish DVD rental service similar til Netflix. (Disclosure: Digitarian is a client at von Haller law firm).

It is very difficult for me to see why I need sophisticated video-on-demand when I can get the DVDs that I want delivered with almost only a couple of days delay. I might need business critical information instantaneously, and I will get that through online services. But I don’t have the luxury of having so much free time available for DVD entertainment that it doesn’t suit me fine just to be able to order some DVDs a couple of days in advance. Of cource, this might be different for other people. And obviously when or if renting DVDs delivered online becomes much cheaper than having the DVDs sent by postal mail, the trade-offs will become different.

However, the nicest thing about Digitarian is the interface to its service. It’s easy to navigate and does really only contain the features that I need. And naturally, the collaborative filtering – which of cource is not conceptually unique to Digitarian – is a conditio sine qua non.

By the end of the day, the best way to materially improve the Digitarian service would be to increase the library of the current 3.500 to many more titles!