When you need a new version of an old program or want to get something new, you can go out to the computer store and pick up the latest game, antivirus software, office suite or operating system. You can do all of this from the comfort of your chair instead. You can usually download all of the same software rather than making a trip to the store. I am not talking about pirating it here, I am talking about buying it. Downloading is convenient and can save storage space, but eat up data limits. Physical copies are great for reinstalling, but can take up space and often need to be patched. Do you prefer to have a physical copy of your software on a disc, or do you prefer to download it? Does it make a difference to you depending on the type of software? IE: Physical OS discs, but downloaded antivirus.