Being part of a larger research program, this paper focuses on the impacts of so-called 'Digital Video Recorders' (DVRs) on the video content services industry. First, it gives a succinct definition of the video content services industry using the value chain as a metaphor. After laying a brief theoretical foundation on technological change and adoption, it considers the technological factors 'increased
broadband connectivity to the home' and 'increased storage capacities' as change drivers in the video content services industry. The paper then highlights DVRs in detail (features, history, evolution, and viewer behavior) and investigates implications of a DVR roll-out for the different value propositions of players in the industry. It concludes with a brief outlook for the industry in the light of new
technological developments.

Source: http://is.lse.ac.uk/asp/aspecis/20040097.pdf

Passing of Dr. Carl G. Klopfenstein, July 28, 2005

My dad passed away last Thursday and I'm here in my home town of Tiffin, Ohio doing what we have to do. Two of my brothers and I, along with the church's pastor, were pressent as he slipped away from this life and into the next. He had quite a career, including service in the military with the Army Signal Corps where he was stationed in the Mediterranean aboard the communication ship, the USS Catoctin. President Roosevelt was one of several world leaders to spend time on that ship. He lost 6 shipmates in one attack. He also had his gall bladder removed during WWII in an Italian hospital. His only sibling Donald was killed in the Battle of the Bulge on December 4, 1944.

He had a distinguished career, although as a card carrying member of Tom Brokaw's Greatest Generation, he didn't talk about it, even when I pressed him. He was full of integrity, humililty and gave back more than 99% of us will in life. He will be missed not only by my family, but by 35 years' of students and professional colleagues in Tiffin and the surrounding area. He led a full and challenging life.