Friday, February 24, 2006
Austin, TX Netflix mail theft inspires ingenius solution by Netflix fan blogger
Inspired by the comments on this Hacking Netflix story about more mail theft of Netflix discs in Austin, TX, I decided to put my considerable brainage to work on the problem. I know some of you have been burned by Netflix discs being stolen by US Postal Service workers, and your account being put on hold as a result, etc.
I think Netflix should start their own mail delivery service, like the United States Postal Service, only for Netflix exclusively. Netflix can call it the NDS. The delivery personnel will drive little red cars and wear little red uniforms. The NDS won't be unionized, so they can instantly fire anyone who steals. NDS will use independent contractors, so they won't have to offer benefits. When Netflix switches over to video-on-demand, they can "downsize" them.
What do you think?