Stephen Fry in America [short-movie series]

Amazing what a new perspective on a culture can tell us about ourselves.   I think this Englishman gives us that and--at times--an appreciation for the geography we have in United States.   Perhaps the most telling takeaway I found from, say,  Episode 2, is the relatively great abundance of resources Read more [...]

One day, we will look forward to commercial breaks!

One day, an individual consumer watching TV any day of the week will be like watching the Super Bowl, when we look forward to the commercials; but it will actually be better. Right now, many people hate ads; but ads actually serve a very useful function of informing us about things we should know about. The problem with the current advertising system today is that ads annoy us more often then they inform us. In the future, ads will do a better job of informing us, and will hence be less annoying. Read more [...]

changing the world is heavy stuff

I know this sounds cheezy, but trust me on this one... I just finished watching Episode 1 of the new TV series The Philanthropist, and well, I was inspired and moved by the story.   Why?  Well I recommend you watch the episode yourself, but I saw what a difference I could make in someone's life as Read more [...]

Why “TV” is on the way out

You know how commercials are played at louder volumes than the programming segments between which they are played.   I can't help but think this is done on purpose as a means for trying to make the commercials more affective advertisements.  This is just one of the six major reasons I think internet-deployment Read more [...]

Why haven’t most TV networks posted full episodes of their shows online?

so here is something that is curious to me... One of my favorite TV shows is 'The Mentalist' and it is broadcast by CBS, and, unlike NBC, CBS does not offer the ability to watch full episodes of their TV shows online. It would be so great if I could watch full episodes of The Mentalist online, and Read more [...]