Premise: Goods made of bits offer tremendous advantages to providers of said goods.
Therefore, any good that can be described in terms of bits will be.
Therefore, any good that cannot be described in terms of bits that can cheaply phone home will, in the name of better service, causing it to effectively be bits even if it has a physical manifestation.
Therefore, any good that can be described and experienced in terms of bits will cease to be owned and instead be a service.
Therefore, there will be ongoing service costs to all physical goods.
Therefore, because of economics, anything that is a service will eventually get the service turned off.
Therefore, the more we move to bits, the more we have the dead media problem for physical goods.
Observation: Anything with a service that is turned off will get hackers reverse-engineering a fake server to try to keep it functional. That said, I think in most cases platforms die. Hopefuly, a lot of stuff can function with a fake loopback of some sort.
So how long until the Doctrine of First Sale is obsolete entirely? Just wondering.