Repost: Netflix Revisionism Warning

 And it is already getting ugly out there. The very same journalists and industry observers who missed every major development in the streaming story (content saturation, the impact of competition, the return of ad-based models, the continued popularity of older programming, the weakness of Netflix's IP library, the potential instability of hype economy business models) are starting to weigh in on the rough times at the still dominant streaming service. The good news is that the people who got it wrong are standing up and taking their lumps...

I kid, of course. I haven't seen anyone even briefly acknowledge how badly they fucked up. Fortunately, I've been taking notes for the past few years, and I'll be unrevising some of these revisionist takes. In the meantime, here are a few blasts from the past. 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Arguments for a content bubble

First off a quick lesson in the importance of good blogger housekeeping. It is important to keep track of what you have and have not posted . A number of times, I've caught myself starting to write something virtually identical to one of my previous posts, often with almost the same title. At the other into the spectrum, there are posts that I could've sworn I had written but of which there seems to be no trace.

For example, living in LA, I frequently run into people in the entertainment industry. One of the topics that has come up a lot over the past few years is (Read more...)