There was one more point I forgot to make on my last blog entry. Since there is easy access to virtually everything now, the insatiable desire to collect or search for items is virtually gone, hence the real need to OWN is gone.
Nowadays, if you want an old comic book, instead of scouring old comic book stores or mail order catalogs or making phone calls or taking long trips, you can just go on Ebay and chances are that somebody's selling it.
And on music and films since the accessibility is so easy, people now have music and film collections so large that they could not possibly listen or watch everything in their collections even once in their lifetimes anymore. The days of cherishing a long sought-after album are over. It's all there at your fingertips.