The BitTorrent Effect

by Clive Thompson, Wired
January 2005

"During the last century, movie and TV companies had to be massive to afford distribution. Those economies of scale aren't needed anymore. Will the future of broadcasting need networks, or even channels?

"'Blogs reduced the newspaper to the post. In TV, it'll go from the network to the show,' says Jeff Jarvis, president of the Internet strategy company Advance.net and founder of Entertainment Weekly. Burnham goes one step further. He thinks TV-viewing habits are becoming even more atomized. People won't watch entire shows; they'll just watch the parts they care about."

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