Good Enough!

A blog about "good enough" things - for those who don't need, can't afford, or don't care about the "very best".

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Good Enough video

How many short, interesting, YouTube clips have you watched this week/month/year? What about other online sources such as Hulu and Fancast?

Internet-delivered video content doesn't always have the highest quality - but it is "good enough" for most people, most of the time. The source material wasn't always high quality, anyway: for example an old videotape of Muddy Waters was definitely recorded in standard-definition on analog video tape, and perhaps deteriorated somewhat before being digitized for YouTube, yet it is still well worth watching.

This, I think, is why the networks and cable companies are worried about losing market share and advertising dollars: these other products can deliver "good enough" content much more cheaply, and at acceptable quality.

At least the cable companies have their high-speed internet delivery pipes to fall back on; the broadcast networks are scrambling to get on the 'Net-delivery train before it leaves the station.

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