Showing posts with label netflix. qwikster. Show all posts
Showing posts with label netflix. qwikster. Show all posts

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control; Or How Everything Becomes Junk, Before It Becomes Nothing At All


Like everyone else I’m finding the whole Netflix/Qwikster kerfuffle kind of hilarious. I don't have much to say about the business angle of it, though I'm inclined to agree with Roger Ebert that ultimately what Netflix is doing in terms of focusing more on streaming is probably pretty smart. One aspect of the situation, however, captivates me in a different way. It has less to do with the specifics of Netflix’s conundrum (which I need not summarize here) and more with, well, something a bit harder to express. It's times like this that I wish I had a little more time and a lot more brain, but nevertheless, I’ll try.