They See Netflix Rollin', They Hatin'

Sigh … here we go again.

Those of us old enough to remember the debut of the VRC also remember that In The Beginning, moviemakers tried to get a hundred bucks or so per tape. Thus was born the video rental industry, which they weren’t able to kill even by bringing the sell price . . . → Read More: They See Netflix Rollin’, They Hatin’

Betting on the Wrong Side of the Market

Here’s some bad advice:

You don’t have to shell out hundreds of dollars every year to watch your favorite shows. This year, consider canceling your cable and taking advantage of several free and low-cost entertainment services. The website Hulu, for instance, lets you watch a variety of hit shows for free such as Glee, . . . → Read More: Betting on the Wrong Side of the Market

Bloody Pirates

So John Nolte has a post at Big Hollywood that attempts to explain why DVD sales have declined.

Blu-Ray sales have cannibalized some DVD sales, as has the rise of RedBox, Netflix, and Hulu. But Nolte posits that this is not enough to explain the decline. He argues that the reason for the decline . . . → Read More: Bloody Pirates

Increasing Complexity And Violence

The transition from the Industrial Age to the Information Age is resulting in a sea change between protection and extortion. As the world gets increasingly complex the result is a diminishing ability to extort while at the same time tools of protection are getting cheaper and more powerful. The arbitrary walls are coming down.

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Newspapers Evaporating At Tremendous Speeds

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

There are tremendous changes underway in the journalism industry of epic importance that effect your personal liberty and finances.  I do mention some of my competitors so obviously this article is biased.  Newspapers are like blogs except expensive, dirty and a less efficient form of information manufacturing.  It is difficult for . . . → Read More: Newspapers Evaporating At Tremendous Speeds