Joni and I have successfully ended our subscription based relationship with both cable and satellite television companies. For the most part, the final decision comes down to a question about choice. Consumers are rejecting the assumption that they should not be allowed to purchase channels À la carte. The internet creates the potential for new companies to provide market alternatives quickly and without any real barriers to market entry. However, in this case the content is owned by a cartel. Online content distributors like Netflix have millions of subscribers, but Netflix has never been able to provide access to live or current content.
Netflix is like an echo of the entertainment industry. Much in the same way that newspaper owners lament the speed at which the internet delivers news Netflix chases live sports and current broadcast programming. For consumers that refuse to subscribe to cable or satellite television, access to newly created content remains an elusive commodity. As a consequence of having gone about a year without access to real time content, I have started to revisit older programming. For example, I just pushed play to stream the pilot episode of the cult classic Twin Peaks. Please feel free to leave your favorite Netflix programming suggestions in the comment box. I will probably check out any reasonable suggestion.
Joni and John left the house for the first time today without John Paul to go watch the Jayhawks play the Red Raiders. I elected to stay home and watch a few episodes of Twin Peaks. I’m hoping that Joni successfully got a table at our local Old Chicago restaurant. I allegedly made a request for a takeout order of Italian nachos. I’m not entirely sure about how or why Italian nachos came into existence, but I am a fan. Maybe Joni will bring me an order of the big Chicago meatballs and spaghetti.