Episode 68: Cord cutting for a more purposeful watching of TV

Credit: ReadWrite.

Credit: ReadWrite.

Jeremy has the power! He finally has fast Internet. Before now, he was using DSL. Yes, DSL. Like an ANIMAL.

Jeremy is also an official cord cutter and owner of a new Apple TV. This leads to a discussion of how we watch TV shows and movies now, and how not have cable has led to a more purposeful watching of TV.

When we first started this website, I opined about my desire to store movies in the cloud. That has happened, and now I own a ton of movies. Apparently if you make it easier to buy, own and store something, people will be more likely to buy something.

Since iTunes in the cloud came out a year ago, I’ve purchased 19 movies. Before then, starting in 2006, I had purchased five movies. Storing movies myself was a huge barrier to buying digital movies.

I now sit about five feet from my router, and that seems to have helped some of the recording issues we had last year. This leads to a discussion of wifi interference and how there is still a place for wired ethernet connections.

Jeremy fills us in more on how he plans on using Google Glass.

And then we get into academic publishing. Should academic information be free, instead of being tied up in text books?

Yes, it’s a jam-packed show.

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