playboySometimes, a little triple-X action can reveal a lot about life. Case in point: Playboy has decided to drop its DVD production business. And, realize it or not, that’s a sign of a serious shift.

The shutdown of one of the most recognizable names in disc-based nudie entertainment isn’t surprising. After all, you can find all sorts of nekkid people on the Internets just by typing a few choice words into that Googles machine — so why spend $20 on a DVD of the same sort of stuff?

Still, it’s a slightly sad moment for those of us who grew up aspiring one day to supplement our under-the-mattress magazine collection with a real, girls-in-motion video. (Uh, not that I was one of those people or anything.) You’ve also got the fact that 80 people are getting laid off with the change. Yeah yeah, they’re used to getting laid — I know. But seriously, those people don’t even wear clothes to work. How are they possibly going to find new jobs?

Playboy DVD, we bid you adieu. The Internet may give us more variety, but you will always be our first. And that, dear friend, we shall never forget.

Where’s that damned dude from the Buggles when you need him?

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