During the post-World War II suburban migration, those residential enclaves of similitude soon were marked by the sprouting of a forest of cylindrical aluminum trunks and limbs as Americans tuned in to the latest form of entertainment — TV. By the 1980s, however, Darwin’s rules of evolution held sway, as the aluminum antennae of broadcast were supplanted by the picture clarity, reliability and convenience of cable TV and video recordings.
Just as DVDs signaled the death knell for videocassettes, and cable forced broadcast TV to the precipice of irrelevance, a better-adapted technology has evolved to seek dominance in the home-entertainment market: Internet streaming of television and movies.
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