Way back when Medialoper was just an idea — a half-baked idea at that — I was struck by a comment from a television network executive. I’m sure he’s long gone, but his words, softened and rephrased over time, have stuck with me. He, speaking with the full-on hubris of someone who held the keys to the kingdom, assured a reporter that ordinary people could never create sustained original programming on the Internet.
That, he believed with dangerous smugness, would be the pure province of established motion picture studios and television networks. They had the technology and all that.
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