so yesterday we were doing the kid stuff - fly boy, our daughter and myself. and when we finally got home we were all tired. so i didn't bother to turn on abc to catch brother & sisters.
did it air?
i'm writing about hulu tonight.
if i miss brothers & sisters, that's where i go to watch it. i can't stand watching at the abc website because you have to install their player and that player has a huge chance of freezing in the middle of an episode.
so i go to hulu when i want to catch something. i'm looking at sunday's posted programs and there's nothing. did barack deliver a state of the union address repeat?
no simpsons or any of the fox line up. i don't know what nbc airs but there are no nbc programs. abc's brothers & sisters and desperate housewives aren't there.
and maybe we had some big news or something and that prevented it from airing. i know it wasn't the superbowl. but whatever the case, content isn't up at hulu.
(c.i. just returned my call. that home improvement show was 2 hours and abc didn't air brothers & sisters, and fox had some sort of football programming on.)
if you haven't noticed, abc is pulling content from hulu.
you can't watch v, the middle or that new show with kitty foreman from 'that 70s show' which is actually a very funny show.
and you'll probably see more of that happening because abc, for example, has signed a streaming deal with netflix.
they think they can make more money off that (netflix has paid subscribers) than via hulu (where you watch a series of ads during the program just like you would on your tv).
i think it's a big mistake and part of the move away from the public airwaves and the public in the airwaves.
i wonder in 10 years what the internet will look like?
clearly barack does not support net neutrality. that was just campaign hogwash to get the blogger boyz on his side - as he and his friend he put to head the f.c.c. have demonstrated.
so most likely what we know the net for, what we enjoy about it, will soon be gone for good. and maybe it won't even be 10 years, maybe it will 5. or less.
but what is happening is that more and more they are trying to find a way to force you to pay.
not trying to make a buck off you - they've always done that which is why you see so many ads on the net. but now they want to force you to pay.
maybe the result will be a lot less time spent on the net?
i'd love to believe that was possible. instead, we'll just create three tiers in america.
1) those that can't afford
2) those that can afford some
3) those that can afford all.
and that's the death of the net in my opinion.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'