Way back before the tudum sound, it was just the sweet sweet sound of a disc spinning up. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Netflix streaming is getting into its angsty teenage years, as today marks 15 years since it launched its streaming services. It’s easy to forget what things were like before the age of streaming, but a decade-and-a-half ago, if you had a Netflix subscription, that meant paying a monthly subscription for a rotation of DVDs mailed to your door.

But while things are vastly different today, and Netflix has grown into a juggernaut in the entertainment world, the chatter even then was all about Netflix’s competition — though, in this case, instead of Amazon, Apple, and Warner Discovery: it was Blockbuster.

Perusing this New York Times article about Netflix “delivering movies to the PC” at the launch of the service back in 2007 is like peering…

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