Tech Trivia: The Start of Netflix

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Inspiration can come from anywhere, from an ordinary moment or a seemingly insignificant event..

Reed Hastings, the founder of Netflix, got his inspiration back in 1997.

The idea for a mail order business popped into his head when he got slapped with a late fee of about $40 for an overdue VHS copy of Apollo 13.

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14 thoughts on “Tech Trivia: The Start of Netflix

    • You’re so right. Right place, right time…. that’s key! In my case, I might THINK of it, but I’d never DO anything about it. So I’d add drive and motivation to the process. 🙂

  1. So interesting. I wish my mind worked like that. I just pay the fine, check out more books, pay another fine. If I were more creative, I might think of something that would recoup my outlay. Mr. Hastings has made his $40 back a zillion times over.

  2. I’m the normal fine payer, quit using that company type gal, too. No mother of invention for me. I just enjoy the inventions of others. 🙂 Thanks for the post. It’s so interesting!! 🙂

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