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bet update

2004-05-06 15:35:33.083805+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

I'm not sure exactly how this relates to the bet between Todd and Dan (me) on on-demand content, but I was waiting for something today and flopped over to The Doc Searls Weblog and saw that today he had a link to The Horror of Blimps, which was mentioned here over a year ago.

I was amazed because I have this impression among my regular reads that memes spread pretty darned thoroughly. It's this cultural isolation that leads me to believe that people will want a more broadcast form.

[ related topics: Weblogs Todd Gemmell Sociology Archival Dan and Todd's Bandwidth Bet ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-06 17:25:09.833983+00 by: Shawn

I've been noticing this as well. As I'm spreading out (as a reader) to more blogs, I'm starting to see "new" postings about stuff that made the rounds (at least in *my* circles) six months to a year ago.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-06 17:32:36.318687+00 by: TC

K, not sure how the bet fits in this post either??? Blimps on demand? I'm just going to assume I haven't had enough coffee this morning.

No weaseling out with caching... In my opinion the focus of the bet was that most(greater than 50%) of consumers(united states) would be get their entertainment "on demand"(they specifiy what and when they get). How long the particular data stays in one location is irrelavant or if it is, at what point does it become relavant?(L2 cache on cpu?)

No weaseling out with Blimps(or other non digital media) either. We were talking about digital entertainment and I doubt there is any index that has blimp use and movies watching within its tracking.