Broadcast television is a broken model

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VOD (Score:5, Insightful)

by Karganeth (1017580) on Saturday March 07, @05:48PM (#27107757)

The article fails to mention video on demand (other than in the notes). 30 years from now, people will think how stupid it was that you had to wait for your favorite TV show to come on at a specific time, rather than watching it whenever you wanted.

Re:VOD (Score:5, Insightful)

by MichaelSmith (789609) on Saturday March 07, @06:02PM (#27107873)
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30 years from now, people will think how stupid it was that you had to wait for your favorite TV show to come on at a specific time.

I think it is stupid now, and I grew up watching TV.

Re:VOD (Score:5, Insightful)

by fyoder (857358) on Saturday March 07, @06:03PM (#27107883)
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30 years from now, people will think how stupid it was that you had to wait for your favorite TV show to come on at a specific time, rather than watching it whenever you wanted.

Also very strange, people considered it normal for their show to be interrupted periodically by attempts to sell you crap. After watching shows downloaded, going back to regular television is strange and depressing. Ads can spoil the best of programs. Yet I grew up with television and ads and it all seemed perfectly normal for years and years. Interesting how little time it takes viewing stuff without ads for it to become completely unacceptable.

Re:VOD (Score:4, Insightful)

by hhr (909621) on Saturday March 07, @08:18PM (#27108857)

Yes. It is strange that people consider it normal for their show to be interrupted by attempts to sell crap. The internet shows us a better way– attempts to sell us crap should happen on a banner down the side the show, or be integrated into the show, or as a pop-up over the show, or at the beginning of the show, or the end, or your show should be broken up into segments each with their own ads that force you to click ‘next’ before moving on, or via a voice over, or….

Thanks Internet!

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