Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Feb 2012 21:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV An interesting anecdote at MinimalMac about television being broken. The author's young daughter, who is growing up in a Netflix/Hulu/iTunes/etc. household, was confronted with actual TV for the first time, and wonders why she can't pick what to watch, why the shows are being interrupted all the time, and so on. Clearly - TV is broken.
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RE[2]: Hypocrisy Without End
by ilovebeer on Tue 28th Feb 2012 17:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Hypocrisy Without End"
ilovebeer
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- content has unskippable ads

There is a whole host of other legitimate concerns as well but we won't bother getting into that. What I will say however is that advertising is the largest revenue stream the film/tv/video business has. All your beloved tv shows couldn't even begin to exist without advertising dollars paying for it all. As much as I despise advertising (which I have to deal with on a daily basis for work), I acknowledge & accept that it's necessary.

There is in fact two sides of the fence -- the consumers imagination/perception of what business "should" be doing, and the real world business of being a business.

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