Tag: television

  • Confessions of a Cord-Cutter: How I Did It

    You can cut your cord, ditch cable and put together a perfectly good home entertainment solution, TV and all, for a one-off payment of around $400. Here’s what I did. When I moved to the US in 2011, I made the decision that I wouldn’t re-subscribe to cable TV. I’d been a Virgin Media customer […]

  • Disrupt the mainstream

    “Mainstream culture,” as a concept, needs to die. A little pre-history. The Diamond Sutra, a sacred Buddhist text and the world’s oldest surviving printed book, was produced in China in 868 AD. It took another couple of hundred years before moveable type was invented, and another four hundred years for the printing press to be […]

  • Is TV about to implode?

    Rick McCallum is quoted as saying something very interesting in this io9 spoilers roundup (about why the new Star Wars TV show hasn’t been made yet): The episodes are too expensive and … well, we’ve got two things going on. Firstly, we’ve got television as we know it about to implode. You’ve got network TV, […]

  • 2011: happy new year

    I’m a little late to the party for end-of-year wrapup / start-of-year prediction posts. Instead, I thought I’d write about some of the things I’m looking forward to playing with this year. Vanquishing piracy through better business First, though, I do have one prediction: this will be the year that traditional content producers finally get […]