Something's wrong with whomever's in charge... :)
Okay, this is not entirely
about Apple, Macs etc. - this is just my personal gripe. One I'd like to share - and one I hope you share as well.
So... There's tons of television, right? Mankind has, in the past couple of decades, produced a lot
of "video with sound". You could
probably say, there's an "infinite amount of television". At least it's such a mindboggingly huge amount of video-minutes that you'll probably never have the time (or the language-skills) to watch and grasp it all. Most of it is bad
television. But 10% of infinity is still infinite, or more specifically: There's still incredibly much good
television, probably still too much for you to view.
Now, if you go get "democracy"
, a free client which allows you to get videos via some kind of funky RSS and BitTorrent magic, you'll see that it'd easily
be possible to give the good (and bad) television a very nice, super user-friendly front-end with an integrated - and good - video playing software. Of course with this free solution, you only get to see a very small subset of "infinite television", mostly the stuff you don't really want
to see. There's also the - probably illegal - sharing of regular
TV, and somehow you might even get this (probably illegally) to work with "democracy". However: It already gets difficult here again.
So let's go back to the title. "Something's wrong with whomever's in charge." I don't want my MTV. I want my MTV, I want the newest Stargate season when it premieres in the US or the UK, I want to watch my favourite news show when *I*
am ready and of course
I want all of this for free or for a reasonable amount of monthly fee regardless
of how much I watch. I want to watch this on my MacBook, on my video beamer (from my MacBook) and on a video iPod. Call me a whiner, but hey! The technology
is there. The content is there. But it seems that capitalism can't sort this one out for me.
Yes, this is a rant. And I might reconsider it and remove it tomorrow. But right now, it feels right to put it up. Feel free to comment. :)