Article updated: 6/18/2013 5:09 AM

Blockbuster? Myspace? Blue mailbox? What year is this?

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Blockbuster used to be as ubiquitous as Starbucks in the suburbs. Now, only this store in Carol Stream and a few others remain locally. Modern technology offers myriad ways to see movies, but loyal Blockbuster customers say there is something good about visiting the store to pick out a DVD.

Burt Constable | Staff Photographer

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I'm a newspaper columnist interviewing customers renting movies from a Blockbuster store in Carol Stream. Have I gone back in time? Perhaps my time-machine moment happened last week, when I rekindled my Myspace after reading a business story about the sale of the social networking website. I had forgotten all about Myspace, which launched as "a place for friends" in August 2003 but seems far older.
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