Lazy Friday Post

I’m still in the midst of my writing project, but Michael has been blogging up a storm and points to a couple of articles I don’t want to lose.

First, he mentions that Netflix is experimenting with offering streaming video service to its subscribers, amove that seems intended as a response to predictions of the company’s eventual death.

Also worth checking out: Michael’s “Notes on Web Video Form” is a useful reading of the form. This entry has the added bonus of a pointer to the very cool video, “Season 4 of ’24’ in 2mn30s” (all events in real time, of course), which as Michael implies, makes Mike Figgis’s Time Code look like child’s play.

My latest paper-related semi-addiction: streaming vids of the first season of Jericho, the CBS show about the aftermath of a nuclear attack.

Also, for future reference: this Chris Hedges article, “The Radical Christian Right Is Built on Suburban Despair.” I’ve long admired Hedges’ previous book, War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning (I saw him speak on this topic at Emory several years ago), and Hedges latest project looks equally interesting.


  1. Chris Said,

    January 19, 2007 @ 10:28 am

    chuck — i can’t recall WHERE i read this, but if i remember correctly, netflix has been saying for a while that it was always part of their plan to move to an all-download model at some point, when the technology made it feasible. whether this is revisionist history or not, i don’t know, but i did read it several months ago, when i was doing research about getting my film listed/available on netflix.

  2. Chuck Said,

    January 19, 2007 @ 10:56 am

    I also read that somewehere, Chris, but like you, I’m not sure where. I think the more interesting apsect of that article may be its treatment of the “Netflix is dead” meme that seems to crop up all the time.

  3. Chuck Said,

    January 19, 2007 @ 2:08 pm

    Also related to my article, Frank Ahrens, “Pausing the Panic: DVRs Were Expected to Turn TV Upside Down, But We’ve Stayed Tuned.”

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