For the ‘loper team, most of the article in the Denver Post won’t be news…for those media executives out there, you should be restrategizing rapidly. For the analyst who gave CBS ten years to get its online act together, be afraid, be very afraid.
Buried in the article, so casually that it feels matter-of-fact, is this:
Exhibit: Nathan Burian, 24, carrying around episodes of “Futurama,” “The Simpsons” and “The Family Guy” on his video iPod. Yet he doesn’t have cable TV service, only a high-speed Internet connection.
Sure, there are always early adopters — we love them around here. And I thought the cable industry had at least another year before it started feeling the heat. It’s a good think that Showtime cut a deal with iTunes, huh?
Because I’m feeling especially helpful, I’m going to end with a little public service. In the following quote, “everyone” should not include the driver. For obvious reasons.
“I watch them when I’m riding up to the mountains with my friends,” said Burian, a catering manager at Brothers Barbecue. “I plug the sound into the stereo system, and I plug into the car power supply, and the screen is pretty big and bright. Everyone in the car can watch.”