I just read of legislative proposals to redo tv signals to make commercials obligatory - inserting special commands to disable fast forward. For a fee, one could have fast forward back. I took that in, together with information about the many small changes that have been made in The Sopranos as it goes to basic cable from premium channels, and information about legislation at the federal level that would make regional community access cable - community access cable with a really substantial audience -- impossible. So we don't get to watch anything decent without periodic jarring interruptions, the edge is in any case take off of really thoughtful creative products, and alternative perspectives lose their best venues.
I don't know whether to laugh or cry. It's transparent greed, with no concern for the commons, just like always. But the worse the media gets, the more space is opened up for something fresh to happen.Posted by shea0017 at May 10, 2006 10:35 AM