by Roger McNamee, The New Normal blog
28 February 2005
"Even if the real time model of broadcast and cable remains impractical on the internet for a number of years, that shouldnâ€$(1t (Bprevent the internet from becoming a new distribution system for video content. The internet has features which compensate for its limitations, making new models practical today. For example, the internet has the most flexible of network architectures. It also has huge amounts of storage and processing power, both at the core and the edge. And the software platform of the internet is mature, and can easily be modified to meet the needs of consumer video. Best of all, the cost of experimentation is negligible in comparison to alternative broadband architectures, such as cable and satellite. The experiments that interest me are those that leverage these strengths."