September 1st, 2010
Last November, I wrote a column here about the future of cable television. In that column from last November I forecast:
“Cable television subscriptions will experience noticeable percentage declines in the next three to five years.”
Last week it was announced that for the first time in history paid television subscriptions dropped 216,000 with cable taking the greatest hit.
The conventional wisdom of course is that this is due to the bad economic conditions of today. Of course that is a factor, but the times have been bad for the past two years. The new dynamic is what I touched upon …
February 10th, 2009
September 1st, 2008
Last week the Internationale Funkausstellung was held in Berlin. This is the largest consumer electronics convention in Europe, equaling and perhaps surpassing the CES show that occurs every January in Las Vegas. One of the central themes behind major new product launches was the Internet and the central role it is now beginning to play in the wirelessly networked home.
This has been something that has interested me for years and a subject about which I have written here and here in this blog. As recently as five years ago, the topic of convergence was a speculative, hot …
June 3rd, 2008
Regular readers of this column may have noticed that in the past two months I have gone to a once a week posting. That has in part been due to weeks of non-stop travel, speaking engagements and book signings. I now find myself being able to sit at my writing table for a whole week. A wonderful feeling! As a result, I will be posting some shorter columns over the next two weeks, addressing a backlog of topics that I have wanted to write about. Those of you that have let me know you appreciate the slightly longer thought pieces, …