Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ever sat and watched the rain?

Ever sat and watched the rain?

These days, who watches anything that doesn't have a fast forward button?

I figure I'll get the Joost thing out of the way once we are on the topic. They bring TV to your PC. Great, isn't it? Yah, if they did it 10 years ago. Thing is, today we already have something much better than TV. TV subjected you, me, the viewer, to the whims of some dude in Hollywood. We would have to sit idly and watch whatever they stick in front of us. Now, we have TiVo. We have YouTube. We don't have to put up with your content and your schedules. We are free!

Media executives are worried they are losing market share to websites like YouTube and Google Video, so they plan to offer us the encrypted and pirate-proof fully-censored and ad-supported service, Joost (from the makers of Kazaa and Skype, if you're wondering about the name). It works like TV; just plug it in and turn it on. Old-fashioned simplicity in an increasingly complex world. I'll reserve judgment. The test of any 21st venture must be: are they trying to provide a service or a hindrance?

P.S. Brothers can be extremely annoying.

1 comment:

Mel Balsamo said...

I've never heard about this Joost thing yet. But I'd be glad to check it out. I know how many of these bringing-tv-to-the-internet stuff are working so good nowadays. Yeah there's Youtube, TiVo, there even is Wi-FiTV. If you haven't heard of it, it's a site where you can watch over 450 channels from all around the world. Many companies and establishments are buying their own channels for the goal of catering a large amount of audience.

With this really fast onset of technology, we will just wake up one day doing everything out of the internet.

“The only limits on the Internet are the limits of our own vision.”

Mel Balsamo