For small projects, this isn't a big deal, because you can just keep the media somewhere your web server can find it. However, in bigger projects -- especially those comprised of multiple apps -- dealing with the multiple sets of static files provided by each application starts to get tricky.
That's what staticfiles is for: it collects media from each of your applications (and any other places you specify) into a single location that can easily be served in production.
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