I was feeling mentally cruddy yesterday and dispelled it by lots of relaxing EverQuest, a good bit of reading, and getting laundry done. I really should make an effort to get Obscure Music Monday posts done on the weekend, but I never do. I’ve inadvertently posted Obscure Movie entries during mouths with five Mondays.
Time to get to work on actual work. We have an early disc game tonight, and I’ll have some not-actual-work to do later.
Cable Industry Starts to Regret Putting Free Shows Online – NYTimes.com
Interesting that the headline is different between what was sent to Deepest Sender (the headline above) and what is at the to of the article: “Some Online Shows Could Go Subscription-Only.” It was the latter version of the headline that caught my attention. I took it to mean that shows would be offered through an online subscription model. Alas, no.
He said NBC Universal was testing technology to identify Time Warner Cable subscribers online, and is also talking to Comcast, Cox and other providers about similar moves.
It seems that I would still have to be a cable subscriber. Which means I’d still be paying a bunch of money for services that I do not use and am not interested in.
Also, I guess online views aren’t iincluded in ratings:
The ratings for some programs, like “Lost” on ABC, would rise as much as 25 percent if online views were included, according to the ratings service Nielsen.
Tor Books is proud to announce the November 3rd, 2009 on-sale date for The Gathering Storm, Book Twelve of The Wheel of Time and the first of three volumes that will make up A Memory of Light, the stunning conclusion to Robert Jordan’s beloved and bestselling fantasy series.
It does seem fitting that the final book of the Wheel of Time should be a trilogy.