Wednesday, January 31, 2007

They All Laughed At Christopher Columbus

When He Said The World Was Round.

And they thought Bill Gates was nuts when he predicted that there would be a computer in every household. Now the Microsoft Chairman is claiming that the Internet is set to revolutionize television within five years, due to an explosion of online video content and the merging of PCs and TV sets.

The interesting part of this statement (to me at least), is that it was made during the 2007 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (this year's meeting was ironically titled, "The Shifting Power Equation") which draws top political and business figures throughout the world to discuss relevant economic issues. It's further evidence that the broadcasting of TV quality programming on the internet is of economic interest to a wider audience than just actors and producers.

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