Ken Burns Ben Drawbaugh: The Format War

Ben Drawbaugh over at EngadgetHD wrote up a quick overview of the ins and outs of the Blu-ray / HD DVD format war. He beat me too it – I’m thinking of writing up my own perspectives as well, since I’ve been blogging about the war since 2004 – and following it since well before then. (I’ve been a little lazy since I’m on vacation – plus I was sick as a dog Monday (food poisoning I think, unfun in any case) and busy helping my folks with stuff Tue-Wed.) If you have any interest left in the history of the war, and aren’t just trying to forget it already, check out his post. And read the comments, there are some very good comments that add some more details and perspective – and I don’t just mean my own. ;-)

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  • Ben Drawbaugh

    Glad you liked it, I’d love to read yours. I wanted to start earlier, but it can be hard to find old news on the Internet, and I couldn’t remember much before I started blogging.

  • MegaZone

    Yeah, I wish I’d started writing about the war earlier since things from early 2004 and before are hard to remember clearly now. Hard to believe this has been going on for over four years.

    I’ll find some time to write up my war journal. :-)